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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006 Jan;28(1):43-48. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32039-4.

Diagnostic radiation in pregnancy: perception versus true risks.

[Article in English, French]

Author information

1
Motherisk Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pediatrics, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ON.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA, and DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington DE.

Abstract

Significant numbers of therapeutic abortions are performed for radiation-exposed pregnant women because of concerns about the teratogenic risk. However, available data suggest that current diagnostic radiation procedures are not teratogenic.

PMID:
16533456
DOI:
10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32039-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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