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Muga Scan 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have to go off of my medicine for hypothyroid for over a month for an uptake scan. I'm nervous about the side effects of being off for so long. Should i be worried?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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