Clinical perspective on diagnostic X-ray examinations of pregnant patients - What to take into account.

@article{Vock2017ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical perspective on diagnostic X-ray examinations of pregnant patients - What to take into account.},
  author={Peter Vock},
  journal={Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={
          165-171
        }
}
Imaging during pregnancy has increased in frequency. Radiation protection is extremely important although tissue reactions of the conceptus, requiring a threshold dose of around 100mGy, are unlikely in the diagnostic use of X-rays and stochastic effects of cancerogenesis have a rather low risk (around 10-4/mGy for childhood cancer due to in utero exposure). This article will review the risk depending on dose and phase of pregnancy and the exposure by frequent examinations; it will then… CONTINUE READING

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