Preparation for a Bone Densitometry exam
No calcium supplements (pills) twenty-four hours before the exam. If you have had any X-rays using contrast such as barium, IV contrast or any nuclear medicine studies, please wait one week before having a DEXA scan. If you have any of those tests scheduled for the same day as your DEXA scan, the DEXA scan must be performed first. No special preparation is needed for this exam.