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Is the positron emission tomography scan a risky thing to do?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

It' just a diagnostic dose of radiation, like having a ct scan.
(if someone thinks you need a pet scan which is a specialized test and expensive) it's probably safer for you to have it than to go without it.).

In brief: No

It' just a diagnostic dose of radiation, like having a ct scan.
(if someone thinks you need a pet scan which is a specialized test and expensive) it's probably safer for you to have it than to go without it.).
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