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Positron Emission Tomography
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Positron Emission Tomography Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any unusual symptoms, like a rash, itching, or difficulty breathing. These symptoms may mean that you are having an allergic reaction to the radioactive substance.


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Posted 9 years ago

What about the side effects of working around the PET Imaging Place? Could it possibly cause vertigo, loss of hearing, and balance issues?

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mat.j.collins 9 years ago

I was interested in your question and did some quick internet research to see if there have been any studies to confirm effects of working around a PET imaging place. I found no confirmation of vertigo, loss of hearing, or balance issues being a risk related to PET exposure. The most relevant research I found was on Technologists exposure when administering PET doses (available here: This article mentions the importance of shielding and proper containing of radioactive particles in order to minimize exposure.

With that said, this was a summery of what I found regarding your question. There might be research that I couldn't find (or a need for more specific research) that would more fully answer your question. I'll stay on the lookout and respond back if I find further research.

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