Department of Nuclear Medicine
Having an examination
Women of childbearing potential
You will undergo radionuclide testing.
During this examination, you will receive an intravenous injection of a tracer, which is a very small quantity of a radioactive product that will make it possible to produce the images necessary for your medical treatment. The dose of radiation received is very low, and very similar to other traditional radiological examinations (such as X-rays and CT scans).
Although the dose of radiation is small, and as for other radiological examinations, women who are pregnant or who could be (meaning any woman who has not gone through the menopause) should not undergo radionuclide testing, in case of force majeure.
- If you have been using an effective form of contraception continuously for two months beforehand,
- If you have not had sexual intercourse since your last period or if you have had protected sexual intercourse,
- If you are on the first part of your period, by which we mean that you currently have your period or you will do in the next 8 days,
- If you are post-menopausal,
You can have the examination with no problems.
- In all other cases, and except for force majeure, it is preferable to postpone your examination.