CHI St. Luke’s Health - Patients Medical Center offers bone densitometry. Bone densitometry is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause, but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.

Bone Densitometry is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. Bone Densitometry tests may also asses individual’s risk for developing fractures.