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How to prepare for a bone density test

No calcium tablets on the day of the scan.

Wear comfortable clothing with no metal zippers, buttons or clasps.

No bone scan within the past 48 hours.

No contrast x-ray studies such as a CT scan or IVP within three weeks of the bone scan.

When scheduling an appointment, please let us know if you have an overactive parathyroid (hyperthyroidism.)

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