Body Composition Testing

The Styku Difference

Accurately measuring body composition is crucial for  understanding one’s overall health and assessing progress towards health. Two popular methods for evaluating body composition are DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) and STYKU 3D body scanning technologies. While both offer unique advantages and provide valuable insights, they are based on different principles and cater to diverse needs.


Dexa vs Styku

Both DEXA and STYKU technologies use the same base method for measurements. The 4-compartment method is a technique used to measure body composition.  This method divides the body into four parts: fat mass, bone mineral content, total body water, and residual mass.

  • Fat mass is the total amount of body fat
  • Bone mineral content refers to the weight of our bones
  • Total body water is the amount of water in our bodies
  • Resitual mass includes everything else, like muscles and organs.


These tests help determine the weight and percentage of each compartment, giving a detailed assessment of a person’s body composition. This information can be useful for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and healthcare professionals to better understand health and fitness levels.

A DEXA scan is an imaging technique that uses low-dose X-rays to measure body composition, bone density, and fat distribution. The scan works by passing two different energy X-ray beams through the body, which are then absorbed by the body’s tissues. The amount of X-rays absorbed depends on the tissue’s composition, allowing the machine to differentiate between bone, fat, and lean tissue. A computer then processes the data to create detailed images and measurements of each component.

A Styku scan is a non-invasive 3D body scanning technology that utilizes infrared sensors to create a detailed digital model of a person’s body. The scanning process involves standing on a rotating platform while an infrared sensor moves around the body, capturing millions of data points to build a precise 3D image. The software then processes this data and extracts various body measurements and information about body composition, such as body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, and body shape.

STYKU scans offer a simple and user-friendly way to assess body composition, with an accuracy rate that is generally within 2% of DEXA scans.  STYKU scans provide a fast, easy-to-use, and radiation-free alternative for tracking changes in body composition over time.

The detailed 3D model allows for visualizing progress, making it particularly appealing for fitness and weight loss to track non-scale victories! 

A full scan takes approximately 45 seconds to complete, and generates hundreds of data points.  You can also factor your metabolic rate and chart your caloric requirements out with confidence & meet our health and wellness coach!

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