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 radioactive tracer used for this test.
Allergic reactions to the radioactive tracer are rare.
Most of the tracer will be eliminated from your body (through your urine or
stool) within 4 days. The amount of radiation is so small that it is not a risk
for people to come in contact with you following the test.
Sometimes you may have soreness or swelling at the injection site. These
symptoms can usually be relieved by applying moist, warm compresses to your
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
November 29, 2012
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