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I'm afraid to take a nuclear cardiac stress test because it sounds radioactive. Is it dangerous?
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Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
There is radioactivity involved, but the dose is not considered in the range that it presents a risk and is comparable with other radiology exams.
If a physician is ordering the exam, there is typically a good reason that would present more of a "risk" than the nuclear scan. I would not worry about the word "nuclear" in the test and take care of your heart.

In brief: Nope
There is radioactivity involved, but the dose is not considered in the range that it presents a risk and is comparable with other radiology exams.
If a physician is ordering the exam, there is typically a good reason that would present more of a "risk" than the nuclear scan. I would not worry about the word "nuclear" in the test and take care of your heart.
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Dr. Akiva Mintz
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
It uses a very low dose of a radioactive chemical that dissipates quickly after administration.
It's not much different than a ct scan.

In brief: No
It uses a very low dose of a radioactive chemical that dissipates quickly after administration.
It's not much different than a ct scan.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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