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Radiation Exposure and Neuroimaging During Pregnancy 

Radiation Exposure and Neuroimaging During Pregnancy
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Radiation Exposure and Neuroimaging During Pregnancy
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Dzhamala Gilmandyar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190667351.003.0007
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date: 07 April 2020

Although ideally the best time for elective radiologic testing is prior to pregnancy, at times it is necessary to perform diagnostic testing during pregnancy. Basic knowledge of radiation exposure and its possible fetal effects (or lack thereof) is helpful in counseling pregnant women regarding radiologic testing. It is important to advise pregnant women that the benefit of qualifying and quantifying pathology far outweighs the theoretical risk from the small amount of radiation exposure that the fetus may receive.

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