After octreoscan, are there safety precautions because of the radiation used?
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.
Mar 16, 2014 - Octreotide LAR might inhibit tumor growth in patients with metastatic midgut neuroendocrine tumors, according to research published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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