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What are the risks of a positron emission tomography (PET) scan?

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A PET scan uses a small amount of radioactive chemical. There is a very low chance that it could damage cells or tissue. Still, the radiation levels from the tracer that is sent throughout the body are very low.

Your arm also might be a bit sore or red where the chemical was put in through an IV.

From: Epilepsy and the PET Scan WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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