Healthy Horizons

Osteoporosis Screening

Osteoporosis (Bone Mineral Density) screenings are for women only.

You should be screened for osteoporosis if you are/have:

  • Postmenopausal and 65 years of age or older
  • Have a history of bone fracture after the age of 40

A bone mineral density test is performed by a machine that uses ultrasound to determine the amount of bone mass in your heel. This test requires you to place your bare foot into the machine. So, the only preparation for this test is that you wear easily removable shoes and socks.

For more information about osteoporosis screenings, please contact us by email at healthyhorizons@butler.edu or by phone at 940-8143.