Accurate measurement of body composition provides valuable information for assessing and monitoring the human body. Most people are used to stepping on a scale now and then. Yet monitoring weight – while helpful – is not a precise way of assessing health and fitness progress. Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution. This can help individuals, trainers and physicians monitor the effects of diet and exercise in a precise manner. Precise, accurate and segmental (regional) body fat data can have many benefits such as: Supporting decisions on training regimens and nutrition plans. Understanding and monitoring health risks related to body fat distribution and bone density. Moreover, the measurements are fast and non-invasive.