Usually, there are no special preparations needed before this test unless your doctor tells you otherwise. However, tell your doctor if you have surgically implanted devices, such as a metal plate in your head, artificial heart valves, or a pacemaker.
The x-ray technicians may require you to remove your clothing and wear a hospital gown during the procedure. They will also ask you to remove jewelry, glasses, contact lenses, dentures, and accessories before the x-ray.
Be sure to inform the x-ray technician and your doctor if you are or may be pregnant. Since developing, fetuses are more susceptible to
radiation than us.