What are the cautions to be taken?
Are there any risks? Contra-indications?
Most of the Nuclear Medicine examinations are without risk or contraindications. The only relative contra-indication, which is applying in all the examinations using radiation is pregnancy. Due to the fact that in your body a radioactive material will be circulate you will be advice to avoid for a certain period of time close contact to other people especially with pregnant or children. The exposal to radiation is a well studied risk factor but it seems that this risk is very low. Nevertheless the use of examination using radiation , including Nuclear Medicine Examinations, should be apply only if it will be a benefit for the patient .Your referring Physician in a close collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine specialist will find out which examination is for your best benefit.