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Is a radionuclide angiogram safe?

The radioactive chemicals used in typical doses for a radionuclide angiogram are considered to be very safe. The chemicals leave the body quickly in the urine. However, as with x-rays and other types of radiation, gamma rays may affect an unborn child. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or may be pregnant.

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