How can I prepare for the DEXA Scan?
– Prior to scan on the day, empty bladder, avoid heavy meals and high intensity physical activity.
– Wear clothing which is loose fitting and free of metallic attachments such as buttons, zippers, buckles, wired bras and fasteners.
– DO NOT schedule you DEXA scan within one week of having a barium x-ray, a nuclear medicine study or an injection of x-ray dye.
– You must NOTIFY the Radiographer if your are under 18 years of age or think you could be PREGNANT.