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Is it safe to get a brain ct while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Usually doctors have a very good reason for getting a CT of the brain in a pregnant woman like checking for bleeding or tumors in the brain. For very good reasons, you can and probably need to get a CT of the brain. The radiation exposure will be low.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Maybe: Best to avoid radiation during pregnancy, so preferrable to do MRI instead, which involves magnetic pulses. If past the first 6 weeks, perhaps risk to baby is less, but would avoid radiation anyway.

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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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