If a CT (computed tomography) scan is being considered or has been ordered and the patient is pregnant, consider the following questions
If the answer to the above is ‘yes’
The radiation exposure in pregnancy from CT procedures varies depending on the number and spacing of adjacent imaging sections. It is very unusual for a patient to be exposed to sufficient radiation to cause any significant adverse events. Clinically documented intellectual disability requires at least 610 mGy and growth restriction and anomalies have been reported at levels greater than 50mGy.
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