Can you drive after a nuclear scan?

Although you will receive a very small dose of radioactive material, certain precautions are recommended. Avoid close physical contact with pregnant women and children (12 years and younger) for 12 hours after the test. You will be able to drive home yourself after this test. Yes, you will be able to resume your normal activities after the test.

Can I travel after the scan? You can travel after diagnostic scans. Depending on the scan we perform, there may be a small amount of radiation in your body. This can activate highly sensitive detectors in airports, ferry ports and train stations. If you have any travel plans, please inform the imaging department so that we can give you a card that identifies the procedure performed and for how long sensitive detectors will be able to detect it.

After your images, we will perform your stress test. We can do the stress test by having you walk on the treadmill or giving you medication that makes your body think you are exercising. We'll monitor you before, during, and after the stress test to make sure you're safe and comfortable.

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