Alara MetriScan bone densitometer Measures BMD using RA on three middle fingers- MetriScan lets the primary care physician screen patients’ bone mineral density (BMD) during a routine office exam. This type of test typically requires a visit to the hospital imaging center for a Central DEXA examination. Physicians now have a front line diagnostic tool that will help them identify patients who may have low BMD and be at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Using a one minute procedure that scans the patient’s hand, physicians can assess osteoporosis risk. This is critically important today, as osteoporosis was recently determined to be significantly underdiagnosed.