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What do I wear for the body scan?

Men – Nearly all men have the scan in their underwear, though if you prefer you can ask for a hospital gown. You can get changed in privacy behind a curtain. (Our consultants are currently all male.)

Women – You should wear loose-fitting sports clothing, such as cotton shorts and a sports top or T-shirt. Or you can change into our hospital gown in a curtained changing area for privacy. Underneath the gown you can wear your bra (wired or sports) and underpants.

Do not wear anything too restrictive or tight-fitting, such as lycra or figure-hugging clothes.

If you have any more questions or concerns ahead of your DEXA Scan appointment, please see our FAQs here or get in touch with our friendly team.