Tests & Screenings

Finding the source of your brain or neurological condition is one of the first steps in proper treatment. At ​​Valley Baptist Health System, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital. Among common 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 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.