To prepare for a Dexascan or Bone Density test patients should follow these instructions:
- Wear clothing that is free from metal in the waist and hip area. Avoid clothing with belts, metal zippers, buttons and grommets.
- You may eat and drink normally on the day of the exam but avoid taking calcium supplements including multi-vitamins with calcium (tablets, liquid, or nasal sprays) for at least 48 hours prior to the Dexascan.
- As part of your bone density dexa scan preparation, you should not have had a barium study such as UGI or Barium Enema or CT with contrast two weeks prior to your Dexascan.