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How safe is radionuclide scanning?

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Radiation is used in radionuclide scanning, but the test is very safe. The dose of radiation you get is quite low and stays in your body only for a short time. Drinking plenty of fluids after your scan will help you get rid of any radioactive material in your system.

From: Imaging Tests for Digestive Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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