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Question by  LDAV45 (24)

Will a tattoo effect the results of a pet scan?


Answer by  ntrakul (70)

A tattoo should not effect the results of a PET scan in most instances, an exception would be if the tattoo was recently done or if there is an ongoing infection associated with the tattoo.


Answer by  Meg99 (183)

Depending on the type of ink used in the tattoo you may not be allowed to have the scan because if metals were used in the ink they will interfere.


Answer by  Buckdoc (92)

Some certain types of tattoo ink will interfere with the results of a PET scan. You should check with radiology before having the test.


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

Hi your tattoo shouldn't have an effect on your results of your pet scan unless there is some type of under lying issue going on such as an infection related with the tattoo. If this is a concern talks with your doctor.

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