Therapeutic ERCP and pregnancy: is the radiation risk for the conceptus trivial?

@article{Samara2009TherapeuticEA,
  title={Therapeutic ERCP and pregnancy: is the radiation risk for the conceptus trivial?},
  author={Eleni Theano Samara and John Stratakis and Jean M Enele Melono and Ioannis A. Mouzas and Konstantinos Perisinakis and John Damilakis},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={824-31}
}
BACKGROUND Symptomatic choledocholithiasis can be treated during pregnancy. Conceptus doses ranged from 0.1 mGy to 3 mGy in previous studies. OBJECTIVE The objectives of the current study were to investigate whether the conceptus dose may exceed the threshold of 10 mGy in the case of a pregnant patient undergoing ERCP, and to provide data for the accurate assessment of a conceptus dose. DESIGN Monte Carlo methodology and mathematical anthropomorphic phantoms were used to determine… CONTINUE READING

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