Patient Preparation for Bone Density Examination
On the day of your examination you can eat normally.
You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your examination.
You should wear loose, comfortable clothes, avoiding garments that have zippers, straps or buttons that are made of metal.
Tell your doctor if you have recently undergone a barium examination or you have received intravenous iodinated contrast for CT examination (CT scan) or radioisotope scan.
Women should always inform the physician and the technologist if there is any possibility of pregnancy.