Allergic reactions to the tracer are very rare. Your body will get rid of most of the tracer through your urine or stool within a day. Be
sure to flush the toilet right away and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and
water. The amount of radiation is so small that it is not a risk for people to
come in contact with you after the test.
You may have some
soreness or swelling where the needle went in. These symptoms can
usually be relieved by applying moist, warm compresses to your arm.
There is always a slight risk of damage to cells or tissue from being
exposed to any radiation, including the low level of radiation released by the tracer in this test.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Myo Min Han, MD - Nuclear Medicine
October 1, 2012
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