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Radioactive Dye Side Effects
Radioactivity refers to the particles which are emitted from nuclei as a result of nuclear instability. Because the nucleus experiences the intense conflict between the two strongest forces in nature, it should not be surprising that there are many nuclear isotopes which are unstable and emit some kind of radiation. The most common types of radiation are called alpha, ...Read more
What are the precautions or concerns when being tested for thyroid problems using radioactive dye?
Very few: For the amount of radioactive iodine used to test for thyroid problems, there are no precautions other than to make sure that you are not pregnant (unlikely at age 59). The dose given is so small, you do not need to worry about other effects. You should not have had an injection with contrast material over the previous 2 months, otherwise the test may not work. ...Read more
Had bone scan with radioactive dye @15yrs due to unexplained pain. Later told most dye had concentrated in breasts. Why would it? Possible reasons?
So continuous radiation that focuses on thyroid CT scans and radioactive dye from pet scans can't destroy someone's thyroid gland causing it to fail. ..Leading to hypothyroid issues?
Quantity is the?:
Radiation exposure is cummulative and partly time interval of exposure related.
I don't want to avoid your? , but what do u mean by continuous? I am not famililiar with continuous exposure in diagnostic radiology. ...Read more
Radioactive Dyes or: 'tracers' are special dyes usually given through an IV as part of a nuclear medicine study. Tracers contain a small amount of a radioactive isotope that decays naturally over time and is eliminated in the urine and stool. Most nuclear med procedures are painless except for mild discomfort associated with the iv. Allergic reactions to tracers are rare. Inform the tech if you could be pregnant. ...Read more
Does the dye put for doing angio safe for kidneys. Are there any side effects. How long will it take for dye to be cleaned from the body. Thanks.
Dye for angiogram:
43F from CA asks bout dye and safety for kidneys. They do not use a 'dye". It is a contrast material not a dye. Called a dye by the uninitiated. Got chewed out for this as medical student by radiologist in 1963
Some are and some are not so need which one they are using. Most are peed out by 24 hours. Ask your Dr if you are at increased risk of a problem due to your total medical story. ...Read more
Are there possible negative side effects from radiopharmaceuticals? I understand that radiopharmaceuticals is when radioactive substances are injected into the body, and I assume a low amount of radiation is ok, but when does the amount of radiation injec
In diagnostic nuclear medicine, our goal is to use the smallest amount of radioactive tracer that will give us the diagnosis. If you have ever been in a nuclear medicine department, you will be surprised at how long it takes to acquire an image. This is the trade off. Low tracer amounts yeild long imaging times. At some point, the patient can't hold still any longer.
Your second question is when does radioactivity become harmful. Any sort of ionizing radiation can cause an increased risk of cancer. Sunlight, cosmic rays, and radiation coming from our environment will all cause a small increase of cancer rates. Because of this, we are always striving to keep our doses as low as reasonably achievable (alara).
Please see :http://www. Ncsu. Edu/ehs/radiation/forms/alara. Pdf for more details. ...Read more
I need to go for a full bone scan and I have very bad anxiety, what's the percentage that I can get side effects or allergic reaction from the dye?
Can you tell me about side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?
No: There are about 7-8 marketed MRI contrasts in the us. The safest ones do not cause nsf. These are multihance, ProHance and eovist. None of these have been associated with nsf when used alone. Nsf is a skin condition which is extremely painful. It usually happens to people with poor renal function. So. You should tell your doctor if you have poor kidney function. ...Read more
Egd/ct scan -radioactive contrast dye leaked into daughters arm instead of going to her vein, should I be concerned?
Radiology: Contrast can cause irritation. Cool compresses a few times a day for a few minutes will help. If stays red, looks infected, or forms a blister see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more
Yes: Ultrasound is the primary test for gallbladder disease (stones). An older test is an oral cholecystogram, which utilizes ingested contrast taken up by the liver, and concentrated in the gallbladder. This was used to test for gall bladder function. It has been replaced by the hida scan. ...Read more
What is the difference between nuclear medicine radiation and ct/x-ray? Is it true that the only radiation you receive in nuclear medicine is the radioactive tracer that is administered into your vein? If so, does this radiation not accumulate as ct/x ray
Yes.: In nuclear medicine a radioactive "tracer" (e.g. Technetium) is injected into a vein and the gamma rays are emitted from the body and detected by a gamma camera placed against the body to create an image. The radioactivity decays over time and is also excreted from the body. With ct, the x-rays are passed through the body from an xray tube to create an image and do not reside in the body. ...Read more
Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat, cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more
Ana Boot Camp Diet: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more
A carminative is any: Agent that helps with flatulence by coalescing small bubbles of gas in the GI tract into larger ones for expulsion of gas. Mylicon is safe, but not very effe tive. I'd avoid herbal carminatives. Have a nurse teach you the "football hold" or "colic carry" & know that all the grunting & straining will cease as the smooth muscle of the gut develops normal peristalsis, coordinated movement. ...Read more
Mondeslor is used to treat allergies. It is an active metabolite of Loratadine (Claritin).
Like many other meds there are many potential side effects.
Most common side effects are headache, sleepiness, nervousness, wheezing, fatigue. This is among other less common side effects. This medication overall is well-tolerated.
It should be used in caution in elderly ...Read more
Symptoms, correct?: It is very easy to overlook the subtle mental and movement changes that warn of Wilson's. The elevated liver enzymes, possible Fanconi syndrome revealed on urinalysis, and/or the low-grade hemolysis cause no symptoms. By the time the KF rings are visible in the eye, the disease is advanced. Have a high index of suspicion. ...Read more
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