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What amount does technetium cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

Funct. vs. anatomic: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more

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I'm being injected with technetium-99m for a hida scan, what to expect?

I'm being injected with technetium-99m for a hida scan, what to expect?

Gall bladder test: The patient is injected intravenously with tc99m hida (radiotracer).The patient lies on table with scaning camera over anterior abdomen. First part of study shows extracction of tracer from blood stream, visualization of gb and bowel.(30-40 min) patient receives slow injection of cck to stimulate gall bladder contraction. (60 min more imaging).Sometimes discomfort possibly related to gb disease. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a technetium sulfa colloid scan?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a technetium sulfa colloid scan?

Nuclear med study: Study performed in Nuclear Medicine area of Radiology Department. Radioactive medicine injected and scanned with special camera. Can be used to detect liver masses (except FNH) or to confirm liver dysfunction, although not used as often with MRI & CT available. Can also be used to locate a GI bleeding site or to evaluate stomach emptying. ...Read more

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Do I need to stop methimazole before thyroid technetium scan?

Do I need to stop methimazole before thyroid technetium scan?

YES!: You need to be off methimazole at least 4-7 days before the scan. Check w/your doctor before stopping the anti-thyroid drugs and with the nuclear medicine doc before scheduling the scam. ...Read more

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Hida scan shows 17% function @ 20 min. No pain during exam 4.3 m of technetium 99m of choletec. 1.5mcg of cck. Bilirubin is 1.5 enzymes good.

Hida scan shows 17% function  @ 20 min. No pain during exam 4.3 m of technetium 99m of choletec. 1.5mcg of cck. Bilirubin is 1.5 enzymes good.

Not sure of results: Most laboratories determine ejection fraction, percentage of emptying at 30 or 60 minutes after injection of cck. I am not sure meaning of ejection fraction at 20 minutes. ...Read more

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3 days ago gastric empty study with technetium tc 99m sulfurcolloid oral.Day after til now I have had low BP and boughts of rapid pulse. Feel bad.Help

3 days ago gastric empty study with technetium tc 99m sulfurcolloid oral.Day after til now I have had low BP and boughts of rapid pulse. Feel bad.Help

Get checked out: If you are not feeling well you should see your doctor, based on your symptoms you should also see a cardiologist asap, make sure you drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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How+is+thyroid+ scintigraphy +uptake+imaging+with+technetium+99m+calculated+and+performed+technically+patient+preparation ?

How+is+thyroid+ scintigraphy +uptake+imaging+with+technetium+99m+calculated+and+performed+technically+patient+preparation
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Thyroid uptake/scan: Is a nuclear medicine test performed to evaluate the structure and function of the thyroid. Technetium 99m pertechnetate is a radioactive material that is taken up (like iodine) in the thyroid. The radiotracer is injected into the bloodstream and a detector is used to measure the uptake. A special camera is used to generate a picture of the thyroid to assess the structure. ...Read more

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Is the radiation exposure from a study with dual injections of both iodinated-RISA and 99-m-technetium worth it? And the fact it's injected and present in blood over time worse than a single ct scan?

Is the radiation exposure from a study with dual injections of both iodinated-RISA and 99-m-technetium worth it?  And the fact it's injected and present in blood over time worse than a single ct scan?

Minimal risk: The radio-emittance from these products are beta radiation which has minimal penetration and the products rapidly decay so the exposure to your body is trivial. You in fact get more dosage from a CT scan, but that is also not pathologic in one exposure. Hopefully your scans will guide you to better health. ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more