This procedure doesn't require special preparation. They may ask you to remove your clothes and don a hospital gown because buttons, zippers and clasps might interfere with the
You must also remove eyeglasses, hearing aids or jewelry and other metal objects. If you have a suspected neck injury, the technician will place a collar or brace around the neck preventing further injury to the neck.
Radiation is far more harmful to developing babies, so if you are pregnant be sure to tell your doctor and the X-ray technician.