Do not take any calcium or iron supplements the day before and the day of your study, excluding bone repair medication, like Fosamax, Avista or Boniva
Wear clothing with no metal, zippers, buttons, grommets or snaps around the waist.
Avoid scheduling any exam that requires contrast during the seven days prior to your Dexa Scan. This includes barium, nuclear medicine studies, or IV contrast studies. Wear comfortable clothing with no metal around the waist or spine (i.e. zippers, buttons, snaps, etc.).