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    7 September 2007

    Radiation exposure and pregnancy

    According to a recent article in Radiographics,
    Radiation doses from properly performed radiologic examinations in pregnant women are extremely unlikely to harm the embryo or fetus; thus, when such examinations are necessary for the patient's health care, they should not be withheld.

    Cynthia H. McCollough, Beth A. Schueler, Thomas D. Atwell, Natalie N. Braun, Dawn M. Regner, Douglas L. Brown, and Andrew J. LeRoy
    Radiation Exposure and Pregnancy: When Should We Be Concerned?
    RadioGraphics 2007 27: 909-917 (DOI: 10.1148/rg.274065149)

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