OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center

Pontiac, Illinois

Bone Density Screening

The information obtained by the bone densitometry test is used to diagnose osteoporosis and predict future fracture risk and to identify people who are candidates for treatment.

Bone Densitometry is an instant snapshot of bone status. Fan beam technology, the superior method of bone densitometry, is offered at OSF Saint James.

It uses an extremely low-dosage x-ray that is non-invasive and painless.

Current technology allows the human bone to be evaluated at a variety of sites including the spine, hip, wrist, hand and heel.