Preparing For Your Bone Density Appointment

How does one prepare for your bone density test?

  • Please stop calcium tablets 24 hrs prior to the test
  • Patients should wear clothing with no metal, no zippers, no wired bras and all jewellery should be removed.
  • YOU CAN EAT, DRINK & TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS AS USUAL
  • Please bring your valid health card, signed requisition form by the doctor & list of medications

 

What are the contraindications for a bone density test?

  • We cannot do the test if you are pregnant.
  • If you had a dye (contrast media) injected from a CT or MRI procedure; any GI series; a barium study; or a radioisotope injection in the past week, please reschedule in 3 weeks time as these substances may interfere with the test results