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Could the florbetapir f18 injection for pet scan have any possible side effects?

Could the florbetapir f18 injection for pet scan have any possible side effects?

Low Risk - Headache: Florbetapir f18 (trade name amyvid) is a new pet imaging agent that helps to diagnose alzheimer's disease. From the clinical trials, side effects (also called adverse reactions) were quite unusual, with no serious ones. The most common side effect was headache, occurring in 1.8% of the patients. Next was musculoskeletal pain (0.8%), followed by nausea and fatigue (each at 0.6%). ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of radionuclide scans?

Are there any side effects of radionuclide scans?

Little to none.: For example, a bone scan of the entire skelatal systems imparts less radiation than a chest x-ray. Virtually all radionuclides emit gamma rays, which are not ionizing like\ Alpha and beta radiation. If you want to worry about radiation, look carefully at ct scans! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the dangers and possible side effects of myocardial perfusion scans?

I was wondering what are the dangers and possible side effects of myocardial perfusion scans?

Perfusion scans: The main risks to these studies relate to the exercise stress used and to the radiation exposure. In general both are very well controlled and the complications and negative outcomes to these studies are very few and uncommon in good labs. The commonest side effects are with Persantine and Adenosine used to simulate exercise. Regadenoson a newer agent has few side effects. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an MRI scan? It has some side effects in the body?

What are the risks of an MRI scan? It has some side effects in the body?

MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong magnetic field. But some safety concerns: i.e. pacemakers, implanted device. contrast agents and medication patches. ...Read more

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I have to stop taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for a thryroid scan test. What are the side effects, I have been on medication for 8 years?

I have to stop taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for a thryroid scan test.  What are the side effects, I have been on medication for 8 years?

Fatigue: Main symptom would likely be fatigue. May get constipated, palpitations, restless feelings, being grumpy. But if u'r doc ordered I strongly suggest u follow up. It's only a week, and u may not even experience much. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lung perfusion scan?

What are the side effects of lung perfusion scan?

Usually none: The dose of radioactivity given is small, and the test is considered safe and harmless. If a woman is pregnant, the use of any radioactive material must be carefully weighed as to potential benefits vs risks to the fetus. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of using CT scan on a 2 years old ?

Are there any side effects of using CT scan on a 2 years old ?

No, there: are no side effects from the CT. There are potential side effects of CT contrast, including a very small chance of severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, if contrast is necessary. ...Read more

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Any possible side effects of contrast used in MRI Pelvic Scan, though no side effects on most people?Any different types of contrasts for pelvic scan?

Any possible side effects of contrast used in MRI Pelvic Scan, though no side effects on most people?Any different types of contrasts for pelvic scan?

Not many: Gadolinium is usual mr contrast. Renal insufficiency or failure is contraindication. not many people are allergic to contrast. Certain internal metal objects made of iron and pacemakers will not allow scanning. Some patients are claustrophobic. ...Read more