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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
20 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the inject ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
47 years experience Breast Surgery
No: There is very little radiation with esentinel node biopsy which does not exhibit any systemic side effects. But since you are usually undergoing gener ... Read More
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Dr. Sean Canale
30 years experience Breast Surgery
No: The tracer is technitium sulfa colloid. Unless one has an allergic reaction is it innocuous.
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: The dose of radiation is so low that preganant women scrub on these cases routinely.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Very few: For the amount of radioactive iodine used to test for thyroid problems, there are no precautions other than to make sure that you are not pregnant (un ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Verify this: Bone scan isotope isn't going to concentrate in breast and it doesn't stay around long in any case. I am thinking that perhaps it lit up your growing ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It does have effect : Radioactive dyes containing iodine of the iodide type can cause permanent thyroid damage and cancer. This was published id a study by dr brunelli fro ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Rupp
34 years experience Radiology
Rarely.: Rare allergies. Very rare nsf if poor kidney function.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Radioactive Dyes or: 'tracers' are special dyes usually given through an IV as part of a nuclear medicine study. Tracers contain a small amount of a radioactive isotope t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Check out this: link: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/mobile/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty_contrast
A male asked:
Dr. John Overbeck
26 years experience Nuclear Medicine
In : In diagnostic nuclear medicine, our goal is to use the smallest amount of radioactive tracer that will give us the diagnosis. If you have ever been i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Dye for angiogram: 43F from CA asks bout dye and safety for kidneys. They do not use a 'dye". It is a contrast material not a dye. Called a dye by the uninitiated. Got c ... Read More
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