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    Old 04-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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    Pet Scan with contrast and autoimmune thyroid disease

    Dr. has ordered me a pet scan with contrast. Broke my collar bone. Now I am wondering if this will affect my thyroid since I have Hashimoto's and also have graves antibodies. I also have an occasional A-Fib, it's been a yr. since last one. Will this make blood pressure and heartrate go up? I will ask my doctor, but since he is not a thyroid doctor, don't know if I can trust his judgement.

    For the contrast I think they inject radioactive iodine.

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    Old 04-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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    Re: Pet Scan with contrast and autoimmune thyroid disease

    I think it's a very low dose---you can ask them at the place you have it done, but if it's something you need to have done, I guess it's important. It's a longer more intense process than other scans, my mother has them for cancer. I didn't realize they were used for injuries as well? Hope all goes well!

     
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