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A 68-year-old male asked:

can a pet scan cause an increase in creatinine levels?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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