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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 can wear loose-fitting sports clothing with no metal attachments or zips, such as cotton shorts and a sports top. Or you can change into our hospital gown in a curtained changing area for privacy. Underneath the gown you should remove all clothing except underpants. You can wear a non-wired bra (eg, a sports bra) but not a traditional wired bra.

Alternatively you can wear loose-fitting gym gear, such as light shorts and a T-shirt.

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.

Philip Chant

Kevin Garde

Rob Webster