Fetal Radiation Risk Due to X-ray Procedures Performed on Pregnant Women

@inproceedings{Sukupova2017FetalRR,
  title={Fetal Radiation Risk Due to X-ray Procedures Performed on Pregnant Women},
  author={Lucie Sukupova and Petr Vachata},
  year={2017}
}
The paper provides a review of information regarding fetal doses and subsequent detrimental eff ects from X-ray procedures performed on pregnant patients. Fetal doses from X-ray procedures performed outside the abdomen and pelvic area are negligible and there is no reason for concern. Fetal doses from radiography of the abdomen and/or pelvic area can be as high as several mSv and, therefore, still far away from a threshold for detrimental eff ects. Fetal doses from CT, fl uoroscopy and… CONTINUE READING

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