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Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceutical or raditracer. These medicines contain very low dose of radiation.

After the medicine is administered to the patient, body of the patient becomes the source of radiation and this radiation is emitted from the patient for a while to his surroundings. This time is generally 24 hours. However, different times may be necessary for some special scintigraphic imaging. Nuclear medicine specialist will inform the patient about this subject. Radiation doesn’t transmit to other person by the body of patient by touching and being at the same room. Radiation in this dose has no predicted damage for the adult. However, it may be harmful for the growing child and fetus even very less. Therefore, you should obey the rules of protection against radiation for a while after the procedure and keep away from children below the age of 10.