Preparing for Your Bone Density Exam

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete a bone density questionnaire.
  • Bring a list of your medications and vitamin supplements, including dosages.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing—no metal snaps, closures, hooks, zippers, etc. T-shirts and sweats work best.
  • Do not take calcium supplements the morning of your test.
  • You may eat and drink as usual.
  • No x-ray studies with contrast in the seven days leading up to your appointment (IVP, upper GI or barium enemas or swallows, CT scans with oral contrast)
  • If you think you’re pregnant, tell us immediately.