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Pregnant and need abdomen xray, so can they use radiation shields?

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In brief: Yes

Early stages of pregenancy in general doctors avoid x-rays , will order only indicated, radiation exposure is very minimum, if ordered will cover with lead shields, exposing only part that need to be x-rayed.

In brief: Yes

Early stages of pregenancy in general doctors avoid x-rays , will order only indicated, radiation exposure is very minimum, if ordered will cover with lead shields, exposing only part that need to be x-rayed.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: They can

shield the pelvis but it will obscure part of the abdomen.
Also, if there is direct radiation to the abdomen, an external pelvic shield will not prevent some internal scatter radiation from reaching the pelvis. What is the reason for the xray? Alternative imaging studies like Ultrasound or MRI should be substituted if possible.

In brief: They can

shield the pelvis but it will obscure part of the abdomen.
Also, if there is direct radiation to the abdomen, an external pelvic shield will not prevent some internal scatter radiation from reaching the pelvis. What is the reason for the xray? Alternative imaging studies like Ultrasound or MRI should be substituted if possible.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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