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Questions on a CT scan with contrast dye. Ok if pregnant?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the need
A ct can be used in pregnancy when absolutely necessary and when other options are not appropriate.
A ct scan has a higher level of radiation exposure than other imaging methods so it is not the first choice. Mri, sonograms and even x-ray would be chosen first. In some medical conditions a ct is the best option in spite of the exposure. Make sure you discuss the reason for the ct scan with doc.

In brief: Depends on the need
A ct can be used in pregnancy when absolutely necessary and when other options are not appropriate.
A ct scan has a higher level of radiation exposure than other imaging methods so it is not the first choice. Mri, sonograms and even x-ray would be chosen first. In some medical conditions a ct is the best option in spite of the exposure. Make sure you discuss the reason for the ct scan with doc.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Only in special cases. Talk to your obstetrician.

In brief: No
Only in special cases. Talk to your obstetrician.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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