ProstaScint Scan

A ProstaScint scan uses an injection of low-level radioactive material to test for the spread of prostate cancer .

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    Call if you have any questions or concerns. In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    A ProstaScint scan uses an injection of low-level radioactive material to test for the spread of
    prostate cancer
    .

    Prostate Cancer
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Test


    This test is given to men who have
    prostate cancer
    to see if it has spread to the lymph nodes or other areas.

  • Possible Complications

    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.