Safety After Octreotide Scan

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Last Modified: January 7, 2013

Question

After octreoscan, are there safety precautions because of the radiation used?

Answer

Katie Fanslau, RN, MSN, Nurse in Nuclear Medicine at Penn Medicine responds.

After an Octreotide scan there are no radiation safety precautions to follow. There is only enough radiation given to perform imaging.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from the Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors Webchat.

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