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Dr. George Horng answered:

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

should not

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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.
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Dr. Sean T. Canale answered:

Will the radioactive dye for sentinel node biopsy make me sick?

No

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The tracer is technitium sulfa colloid. Unless one has an allergic reaction is it innocuous
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

Can you drink after having radioactive contrast dye and a ct scan?

Yes

Unless you are being prepped for surgery.
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Dr. Philip W. Chao answered:

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

No

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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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Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

What are the precautions or concerns when being tested for thyroid problems using radioactive dye?

Very few

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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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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

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

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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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Dr. Larry H. Wilf answered:

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 ?

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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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If allergic to mri dye will i be able to get radiation iodine for my thyroid cancer?

It is ok

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Always worth mentioning your allergy history when having a medical procedure done. But this should be ok as ablative iodine and mri contrast should not be related.
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How to find out how much radiation the patient is exposed to during a bone scan when they inject a dye?

Low end of rad, dose

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With a bone scan the radiotracer or isotope is injected intravenously and accumulates after a couple of hours in the bones of the skeleton. The common bone scan with 600 MBq of technetium-99m-MDP has an effective dose of approximately 3.5 mSv . This is higher radiation than several routine xrays but is thought not to increase cancer risk in adult patient.
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What is a gb-ct scan for? The tech said it would show how radiation dye go through liver gallbladder to lower intestinal track

HIDA SCAN?

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You are probably referring to a HIDA (DISIDA) scan - a nuclear imaging study that evaluates the health & function of the gallbladder. A radioactive tracer is injected in a vein, then allowed to circulate to the liver, where it is excreted into the biliary system and stored by the gallbladder. If gallbladder is healthy its usually visualized within 1 hour of injection.
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