Tests & Screenings

The more you know about your bone-related condition, the more you will understand the steps you can take toward prevention and treatment. At San Ramon Regional Medical Center, we offer a range of screenings and tests to help reach that diagnosis. Among them are:

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 produce a protein in the blood that can serve as a marker for the cancer as well as other disease.

Bone densitometry

A type of bone density test, this scan uses dual-energy X-rays to perform enhanced images of the bone. This scan is often performed on the lower spine and hips.

Bone density test

This type of test is a scan often ordered when a doctor suspects osteoporosis. It examines the density of bones and determines whether an individual has weak bones.

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.

Let San Ramon Regional connect you with a physician

Call (800) 284-2878 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to a bone care specialist who can help you. You can also read more about bone-related diseases and conditions in our Health Library.