Tests & Screenings

The more you know about your bone condition can help you understand the steps you can take for prevention or treatment. At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital locations or our fully equipped imaging centers. See below for common diagnostic tests and screenings.

Blood test markers

These tests are often used in patients with cancer or tumors to help determine cancer activity throughout the body. Cancers and tumors often product a protein that is found in the blood that can serve as a marker for the cancer as well as other disease. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Bone densitometry

A type of bone density test, this scan is uses dual-energy X-rays to perform enhanced images of the bone. This scan is often performed on the lower spine and hips. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Bone density test

This type of test is a scan often ordered when a doctor suspects osteoporosis. This test examines the density of bones and determines if an individual has weak bones. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

DEXA scan

A type of bone density test, a DEXA scan uses dual-energy X-rays to perform enhanced images of the bone. This scan is often performed on the lower spine and hips. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.


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