OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan

Bone Density Screening

A bone density test is often used to screen for and detect the early stages of osteoporosis, a condition defined by a decreased density of normal bone.


No special preparation needed. A bone density health questionnaire will need to be completed.

Length of the Procedure

Scan time is less than three minutes.

Special Notes

Scans will be done of the low back and right hip. Comfortable clothing with minimal metal objects around these two areas should be worn.