How should I prepare?

Unless instructed otherwise, eat normally on the day of the exam, but avoid taking calcium supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Sweat suits and other casual attire without zippers, buttons, grommets or any metal are preferred.  You should not have had a barium study, radio-isotope injection, oral or intravenous contrast material from a CT scan or MRI within seven days prior to your DEXA test.

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