Diagnostic radiation in pregnancy: perception versus true risks

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006 Jan;28(1):43-48. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32039-4.
[Article in English, French]


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Radiation-Induced*
  • Adult
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Fetus / radiation effects*
  • Humans
  • Perception
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Radiation, Ionizing
  • Radiography, Abdominal / adverse effects*
  • Risk
  • X-Rays / adverse effects*