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Body Composition Suite

Address
221 Cumberland Ave N, Saskatoon, SK

The Body Composition Suite is home to a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) unit. This allows for the measurements of total body muscle mass, fat mass, bone mass and bone mineral density.

This unit is primarily used for research participants but it is also available to the general public. Please follow link for more information.

Link for general public would include:

Cost:

The cost is $100.00 + 5% GST (total $105.00) for a whole body scan. Acceptable methods of payment are cash and cheque. Cheques can be made payable to the University of Saskatchewan. You will be provided a receipt upon payment.

Instructions:

Your height and weight will be taken prior to the scan. The scan will take approximately 10 minutes where you will be asked to lie still on your back for the procedure. Wear clothing that does not have any metal in or on it (i.e. buttons, clasps, zippers, underwire bra) and you will be asked to remove all jewelry. If you are unable to remove the metal it will not harm you but it could affect the results. You will be given a print out of the results.

Risk:

There is a small amount of radiation exposure from the dual energy X-ray scans. The amount of radiation is less than 1% from what you would receive from a routine full-mouth dental X-ray.

Directions:

We are located in room #108.  You can find us by coming to the RJW Williams Building (the old school for the Deaf, 221 Cumberland Ave).  There is paid parking available at the back of the building or for free on the street in front of the building.  The easiest way to get to the gym is to go around to the back of the building and go into the first single door on the right. There is a black sign on that door that says "north-east tower". Once inside go down the stairs and go through the door on the left.   

Booking information:

For booking information, please contact Julianne Gordon by email or phone:

Julianne.gordon@usask.ca

(306)966-1886