Hello fellow cardiac care nurses-
I have a question for all of you. When our patients who go for adenosine thallium(or persantine thallium) tests.......when they come back are they radioactive? And if so are we unknowingly being exposed to radiation?
Someone told me the amount of radiation these pt's are exposed to is MUCH more than a usual xray....and when they come back to the unit they "emit" radioactivity.
I am concerned as I just heard this rumor and I am trying to get pregnant.
Please share your knowledge with me. Much appreciated