You may be able to wear your own clothes during the scan, or you may be asked to change into a hospital gown. Either way, try to wear loose, preferably cotton, clothes that you feel comfortable in and are easy to take off and on if needed— keep in mind, this includes your underwear.
Make sure that your clothes do not have any metal zips, buttons, buckles, or hooks as all metal objects (including jewelry, belts, eyeglasses, and even dentures!) need to be removed during the scan.
You will need to remove all jewelry and leave any other items in another room when having the scan so take only the essentials with you. Or, if you have a friend or family member with you, ask them to take care of them for you.
Depending on the type of scan you are having, you might be asked to refrain from eating, drinking, or both for a few hours before the scan is scheduled. Check with your healthcare team if you are not sure.
Take something to eat or drink if you think you’ll be particularly hungry or thirsty. You may be able to eat and drink immediately afterward.
Let the healthcare team know in advance if you will need an interpreter to help understand what is happening during your appointment.