Radiographic Considerations for Pregnant Patients
Consider these risks and benefits before deciding whether a radiographic examination is appropriate for an expectant mother.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the appropriateness of exposing pregnant women to radiographs.
- Identify the basic concepts of ionizing radiation.
- List the risks of radiation exposure to a fetus.
- Detail strategies for reducing the risk of radiation exposure.
This course was issued in July 2016 issue and expires 7/31/19. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.