Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Area(s) 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. She 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.

What the facility does

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

Research Services

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

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Body Composition Room

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer


SliceOmatic software