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Is it safe to have a mammogram during pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

In general we try to avoid xrays if possible during pregnancy.
If imaging of the breast is needed during pregnancy a breast ultrasound is a better choice. If you are referring to an annual screening mammogram it should be done before or after pregnancy.

In brief: No

In general we try to avoid xrays if possible during pregnancy.
If imaging of the breast is needed during pregnancy a breast ultrasound is a better choice. If you are referring to an annual screening mammogram it should be done before or after pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prefer not to

We prefer not to do mammograms during pregnancy due to radiation and because of changes seen in breasts.
The increased lumpiness makes the mammogram more difficult to interpret. An ultrasound is safe.

In brief: Prefer not to

We prefer not to do mammograms during pregnancy due to radiation and because of changes seen in breasts.
The increased lumpiness makes the mammogram more difficult to interpret. An ultrasound is safe.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Yes

From the American Association of Physicists in Medicine(aapm.org): "It is safe to have a mammogram while pregnant.
The radiation dose received by the fetus is estimated to be extremely small - 60 times less than the dose received by the patient from one month of background radiation."

In brief: Yes

From the American Association of Physicists in Medicine(aapm.org): "It is safe to have a mammogram while pregnant.
The radiation dose received by the fetus is estimated to be extremely small - 60 times less than the dose received by the patient from one month of background radiation."
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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