No advance preparation is necessary for a cardiac calcium scoring exam.
You can continue to take your usual medications, but should avoid caffeine and smoking for four hours prior to the exam. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam and remove any metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins.
Women will be asked to remove bras containing metal underwire. Women should always inform their radiologist or technologist if there’s any possibility that they may be pregnant.