A ProstaScint scan uses an injection of low-level radioactive material to test for the spread of prostate cancer .
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A ProstaScint scan uses an injection of low-level radioactive material to test for the spread of
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What to Expect
Reasons for Test
This test is given to men who have
to see if it has spread to the lymph nodes or other areas.
Complications are rare. But, no procedure is free of risk. If you are planning to have a ProstaScint scan, your doctor will review a list of possible complications. These complications may include:
- Changes in the levels of bilirubin (a waste product) in the blood
- Changes in blood pressure
- Allergic reaction
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the test.