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Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doubtful

I think the major concern about exposing a fetus in utero to ionizing radiation is the additional lifetime risk of cancer that it potentially could cause.

In brief: Doubtful

I think the major concern about exposing a fetus in utero to ionizing radiation is the additional lifetime risk of cancer that it potentially could cause.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Check it out

Anything is possiblepossible.
We generally want to avoid radiation exposure especially in early pregnancy. Make sure your OB knows as they may want to do more monitoring during your pregnancy.

In brief: Check it out

Anything is possiblepossible.
We generally want to avoid radiation exposure especially in early pregnancy. Make sure your OB knows as they may want to do more monitoring during your pregnancy.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Dr. Karen Dantin
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Probably not.

Fetal organs form the 3rd-8th week after conception, before many women know they are pregnant.
The brain continues to form throughout pregnancy. Seek referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for a diagnostic evaluation including Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X at http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. See https://www.drnpa.org/File/publications/the-coverage-of-autism-services

In brief: Probably not.

Fetal organs form the 3rd-8th week after conception, before many women know they are pregnant.
The brain continues to form throughout pregnancy. Seek referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for a diagnostic evaluation including Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X at http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. See https://www.drnpa.org/File/publications/the-coverage-of-autism-services
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Need

To have dose calculated by hospital physicist.
Risk to fetus can be suggested from this data. Then discuss with your OB / gyn doctor.

In brief: Need

To have dose calculated by hospital physicist.
Risk to fetus can be suggested from this data. Then discuss with your OB / gyn doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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