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Does it affect your baby if you are pregnant and have a cat scan of your brain?

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In brief: NO

Only your head is exposed to radiation , rest o the body ( abdomen ) is covered by lead shields , fetus is not exposed to radiation, and your doctor will not order if the test is not indicated, ask your doctor.

In brief: NO

Only your head is exposed to radiation , rest o the body ( abdomen ) is covered by lead shields , fetus is not exposed to radiation, and your doctor will not order if the test is not indicated, ask your doctor.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Maybe

Depends on age of fetus.
Tell technologist you are pregnant so you can be imaged safely. They will probably wrap you with lead material to shield the baby.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on age of fetus.
Tell technologist you are pregnant so you can be imaged safely. They will probably wrap you with lead material to shield the baby.
Dr. Michael Korona
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