Bone Densitometry and Body Composition Laboratory

Director: Matthew Butawan

The Bone Densitometry and Body Composition Laboratory provides investigators with the opportunity to measure both bone density and body composition using a state of the art dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) unit. This measurement can assist in enhancing our understanding of the relationship between bone density and body composition (body fat & lean tissue components) and various measures of physical performance and health. Testing is typically performed before and following a variety of interventions including exercise training, dietary modification, and nutritional supplementation.