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How to Prepare for your hip/spine DEXA visit!

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DEXA Scan

  1. Please fast for at least two hours prior to your dexa scan

  2. Avoid taking any calcium supplements in the 48 hours prior to the scan

  3. Please wear workout clothes without any metal

  4. You will be asked to empty your pockets and remove any significant amounts of metal (watch, belt, glasses, jewelry, etc.)

  5. Small buttons or zippers that cannot be removed from clothing are fine

  6. Do not have any gastrointestinal contrast, barium or other contrast medium, or radionuclides within 48 hours of your appointment.

  7.  The dexa scan takes 2-5 minutes 

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