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Is it safe to get a brain CT while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Usually doctors have a very good reason for getting a CT of the brain in a pregnant woman like checking for bleeding or tumors in the brain.
For very good reasons, you can and probably need to get a CT of the brain. The radiation exposure will be low.

In brief: Yes

Usually doctors have a very good reason for getting a CT of the brain in a pregnant woman like checking for bleeding or tumors in the brain.
For very good reasons, you can and probably need to get a CT of the brain. The radiation exposure will be low.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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In brief: Maybe

Best to avoid radiation during pregnancy, so preferrable to do MRI instead, which involves magnetic pulses.
If past the first 6 weeks, perhaps risk to baby is less, but would avoid radiation anyway.

In brief: Maybe

Best to avoid radiation during pregnancy, so preferrable to do MRI instead, which involves magnetic pulses.
If past the first 6 weeks, perhaps risk to baby is less, but would avoid radiation anyway.
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