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Are there any side effects of radionuclide scans?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Little to none.

For example, a bone scan of the entire skelatal systems imparts less radiation than a chest x-ray.
Virtually all radionuclides emit gamma rays, which are not ionizing like\ Alpha and beta radiation. If you want to worry about radiation, look carefully at ct scans!

In brief: Little to none.

For example, a bone scan of the entire skelatal systems imparts less radiation than a chest x-ray.
Virtually all radionuclides emit gamma rays, which are not ionizing like\ Alpha and beta radiation. If you want to worry about radiation, look carefully at ct scans!
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