Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Semin Neurol. 2011 Sep;31(4):361-73. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1293535. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Neuroimaging during pregnancy.

Author information

  • 1Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


Pregnancy can be associated with a wide variety of neurologic problems, resulting from alterations in physiology of the pregnant state. The pregnant patient presenting with neurologic symptoms poses both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The physician will often require some form of neuroimaging as part of their ongoing evaluation. This review discusses potential risks to the embryo and fetus that can be caused by undergoing computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including those associated with the administration of intravenous contrast. Neurologic diseases or syndromes specifically associated with pregnancy are also discussed.

© Thieme Medical Publishers.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk