Utilization of imaging in pregnant patients: 10-year review of 5270 examinations in 3285 patients--1997-2006.

@article{Lazarus2009UtilizationOI,
  title={Utilization of imaging in pregnant patients: 10-year review of 5270 examinations in 3285 patients--1997-2006.},
  author={Elizabeth Lazarus and Carolynn M Debenedectis and David A. North and Patricia K. Spencer and William W. Mayo-Smith},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={251 2},
  pages={
          517-24
        }
}
PURPOSE To document the utilization of radiologic imaging in pregnant patients at one academic institution during a 10-year period (1997-2006). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the hospital institutional review board and was compliant with HIPAA. Informed consent was waived. At the authors' institution, pregnant patients exposed to radiation during imaging are recorded in a database compiled by the medical physics department. The authors retrospectively reviewed this database… CONTINUE READING
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