Estimation of fetal radiation dose from computed tomography scanning in late pregnancy: depth-dose data from routine examinations.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To provide depth-dose data for estimating fetal radiation dose from routine computed tomography (CT) examinations of the trunk. METHODS Doses were measured during CT examinations of the thorax, upper abdomen, abdomen, and pelvis in two anthropomorphic phantoms simulating pregnant women in the second and third trimesters… CONTINUE READING