Preparation for a Bone Densitometry (DXA)
A DXA scan is a quick and painless exam of the lower back and hip bones using an extremely low dose x-ray. Each exam takes approximately 15 minutes. For your comfort and accuracy of the exam, please regard the following suggestions and regulations:
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Remove all body jewelry from the breast to thigh area. Jewelry such as watches or metal in areas other than the breast to thigh are not a concern. Items containing metals may adversely affect the accuracy of the scans.
- Ideally, clothing should be loose fitting with no zippers, belts, metallic or shell buttons