How you prepare

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You don't need to restrict your diet or avoid particular activities in preparation for a bone scan. Immediately before the test, though, you may be asked to remove jewelry or other metal objects.

Bone scans aren't usually performed on pregnant women or nursing mothers because of concerns about radiation exposure to the baby. Tell your doctor if you're pregnant — or think you might be pregnant — or if you're nursing.

Dec. 12, 2014