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Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the injection becomes infected, there can be a risk of blood infection.

Radioactive (Definition)

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


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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.

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Had bone scan with radioactive dye @15yrs due to unexplained pain. Later told most dye had concentrated in breasts. Why would it? Possible reasons?

Had bone scan with radioactive dye @15yrs due to unexplained pain. Later told most dye had concentrated in breasts. Why would it? Possible reasons?

Verify this: Bone scan isotope isn't going to concentrate in breast and it doesn't stay around long in any case. I am thinking that perhaps it lit up your growing ribs -- teens' growth centers light up on these scans. Get the old report and ask your physician what really was going on.

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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?

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.

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Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Yes but rare: Mri contrast can have side effects but they are extremely rare. Contrast side effects are more common with ct.

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What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

Check out this: Link: http://www. Radiologyinfo. Org/mobile/en/safety/index. Cfm? Pg=sfty_contrast

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Side effects of radiation dyes in system?

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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: 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.

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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?

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?

Very low if U have--: -never had the same dye B4. Many times it contains iodine. So iodine so if allergy B sure U inform the tech right away. Otherwise it's pretty safe, in my years of practice I never had anyone have a reaction.

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Are there any side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Are there any side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Very little: Radioactive isotopes for bone scans are very safe. The half-life of the isotopes is relatively short so the radioactivity gives a very little dose to body, that unless someone is pregnant, should not be of any concern.

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Can you tell me about side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Can you tell me about side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

See below: As there is radiation you should not get a bone scan if you are pregnant. Unless you are allergic to the agent there is no common side effect.

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The dye which is used for MRI is made up of what? Does it contain any radioactive substance?

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.

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Egd/ct scan -radioactive contrast dye leaked into daughters arm instead of going to her vein, should I be concerned?

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.

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Please tell me if there is a non radioactive tracer for gallbladder testing?

Please tell me if there is a non radioactive tracer for gallbladder testing?

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.

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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

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.

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