Fitness Institute of Texas Introduces the Latest in Body Composition Technology

DEXA cn showing lunar obesity In 2002, the Fitness Institute of Texas (FIT) made a significant investment in moving from underwater weighing to dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for measuring body composition. Since then, FIT has conducted over 10,000 DEXA assessments and collected body composition data for more than 10 research papers. Today, FIT makes another technological advancement with the introduction of the iDEXA. The iDEXA brings greater precision, the estimation of visceral fat, the ability to measure larger individuals, fat mapping and improved research software.

Phil Stanforth, Executive Director of FIT, says: “We are excited to bring the iDEXA to campus. This new technology will improve and expand our body composition and bone density assessments. The iDEXA provides tremendous opportunities for research collaboration within and outside UT.”

To learn more about FIT testing or research options, visit the FIT Website, call 512-471-0081, or email fit@austin.utexas.edu.

Last updated on December 5, 2012