Monsey, New York
A 68-year-old male asked:
can a pet scan cause an increase in creatinine levels?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No, but...: A PET scan will not affect the kidneys at all, but if it is combined with a CT scan, called a PET-CT, the dye used in the CT portion can affect the kidneys, causing the creatinine to increase. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck.
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Neurology 52 years experience
No: PET scans do not cause renal failure, unless a newer injectable agent caused an adverse reaction.
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Last updated May 22, 2016
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