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What are the side effects of lung perfusion scan?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually none

The dose of radioactivity given is small, and the test is considered safe and harmless.
If a woman is pregnant, the use of any radioactive material must be carefully weighed as to potential benefits vs risks to the fetus.

In brief: Usually none

The dose of radioactivity given is small, and the test is considered safe and harmless.
If a woman is pregnant, the use of any radioactive material must be carefully weighed as to potential benefits vs risks to the fetus.
Dr. Edward Hoffer
Dr. Edward Hoffer
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Usually nothing

Side effects are very rare if the scan is performed properly.
There is a minimal amount of radiation involved. An IV is required. In rare cases a person may have an allergy to the tracer. See: http://sgoti.Ws/rpnyr8.

In brief: Usually nothing

Side effects are very rare if the scan is performed properly.
There is a minimal amount of radiation involved. An IV is required. In rare cases a person may have an allergy to the tracer. See: http://sgoti.Ws/rpnyr8.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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