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SCRMCBone Density Screening

Bone Density Screening (DEXA)

Assessing Bone Density & Strength

A bone density scan is a painless, noninvasive imaging test used to measure bone density. It is most commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, a bone disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can also be used to help women determine if they should pursue hormone therapy due to bodily changes during menopause.

What Happens During the Test?

This is a simple test that does not require much preparation. You will lie on a padded table under an x-ray. Your body will then be exposed to low doses of radiation as the scanner captures images of your skeletal system (bones). All you have to do during the test is remain still. There are no injections or incisions required.

Contact us online or call 715-483-0270 to learn more about our imaging and radiology services at St. Croix Regional Medical Center.