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Can there be any side effects of radionuclide scan of iliac bone?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Not usually: Sounds like bone scan. Injection of isotope tc99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include some bleeding from injection site. Isotope usually does not cause any allergic reaction.

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