I am suspected of having LVV, specifically Takayasu Arteritis. My rheumatologist is letting me choose between a PET-CT Scan or an MRA. I don’t know which to do.
I think the PET-CT would be more extensive, but one thing that worries me is that the radiation could make my flare worse. Have any of you encountered that?
Two months ago I actually had a CT scan for a different issue and a few weeks later my flare went wild and I ended ip in A&E, so I wondered if there could have been a connection with the radiation I had received. Is radiation known as a trigger for vasculitis? In the past I have never found this to be the case.
I am also worried as I’m in an active flare that the radio tracer they inject could have an adverse affect.
I really must decide between these two scans but don’t know what to do. Any advice or info on your own experience would be much appreciated!