Don’t have this exam within two weeks of any barium X-ray study or nuclear medicine test that uses contrast dye.
If you take a calcium supplement, don’t take it the morning of your test. You may take it when your exam is over.
Wear loose fitting clothes without metal zippers, zipper tabs, metal snaps, buckles or metal buttons. A warm-up suit or pants with an elastic waistband are a good choice.
You’ll receive a medical history questionnaire in the mail before your exam. Bring the completed form to your appointment. If there are questions you can’t answer, leave them blank and we’llreview them with you. This questionnaire is used to determine any risks you may have for developing osteoporosis.