You must provide a list of current medications and doses with you on the day of your exam. The radiographer may also ask if you are on hormone replacement therapy or if you have had recent medical imaging examinations such as an upper GI series. You should not take any calcium supplements the morning of your exam.
You should avoid wearing clothing with metal zippers, buckles, buttons, or other metallic objects because they may affect the bone density measurement. It is a good idea to wear a comfortable, two-piece outﬁt such as a sweat suit since for many measurements you will be lying on your back on an examination table. Please let us know before your exam begins if you may be pregnant.