Integrative Metabolism and Body Composition Lab

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
What the facility does

Body-composition analysis using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and CT-image analysis.

Areas of expertise

Dr. Mourtzakis’s research program examines the effects of nutrition and exercise on body composition and metabolism in cancer and critical-care patients. The facility uses advanced methods with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and CT imaging to understand features of body composition and their association with deleterious metabolic and clinical outcomes.

Research services

Body-composition analysis (for research not diagnostic purposes), bone-scan analysis (for research not diagnostic purposes)

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Specialized lab


Body Composition Room

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer


SliceOmatic software