DEXA Bone Density Study

PREP:

  • Do not take any calcium supplements for 24 hours prior to study.
  • Wear comfortable, metal-free clothing.
  • Notify the technologist if there is a possibility that you could be pregnant.
  • Arrive 20 minutes before appointment time to complete registration.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • You will lie flat on your back during the exam, with your clothes on.
  • The machine will scan your body with a thin, fan-shaped x-ray beam.
  • The exam will be quick and painless.
  • Estimated time of procedure: 15 minutes.