DEXA scans in Minnesota?

Answered on February 17, 2016
Created June 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I've been thinking about having a DEXA body composition scan done, but I've not been able to find anyplace local that will do it, other than the traditional medical center radiation labs.

The thing is, this will be out-of-pocket, so I am concerned about cost, but every radiation lab I've called first, requires an order from my physician, which will add $200 to the cost, and second, hasn't a clue how much they'd charge, since all that is handled by some remote billing department with which they have no interaction.

Meanwhile, there's a clinic in town that charges $45 (or $85 for two) BodPod scans. But I'd rather do a DEXA.

The Fitness Institute of Texas charges a flat-rate $90. DexaFit in Chicago charges $100. But I'm in Minnesota, not Texas or Illinois.

Any ideas where I might find someone local who does DEXA scans, who actually knows how much they charge for it?

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on February 17, 2016
at 08:42 PM

Hi jdege!


Late to the party here but I am excited to let you know that DexaFit has expanded to Minnesota! We are located in Edina just off of France Ave. Google DexaFit Minneapolis to see our website and book your scan. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have on DXA scans.

It is important to note that when you are looking for a DXA scan for body composition that you visit a specialized facility with the correct software. DexaFit utilizes all of the most up to date body composition software from GE with brand new scanners. Not only do we measure body fat, lean body mass, and bone mass, but we also have the software to analyze visceral fat levels which carries a much higher risk of disease than subcutaneous fat. 



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on December 07, 2013
at 03:31 PM

Did you ever find a place? I had one done at Fairview Clinics, but it required a doctor's referral. I'd really like to find a simpler solution. I did the Bodpod as well, but the results don't seem to jive with the DEXA.


on August 22, 2013
at 05:00 PM

You also need to know whether the facility does a body composition DEXA scan or a bone density DEXA scan.

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