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Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising radiation: Advice from the Health Protection Agency, The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers

Responsible person: 
Maria Murray
Published: 
1 March, 2009
Topics: Radiation protection
ISBN: 
978-0-85951-635-8
Edition: 
1st

Summary

This document provides information on the health effects that are likely to occur in the embryo or fetus following exposure to ionising radiation during pregnancy and practical guidance on how and when to prevent or reduce unecessary fetal exposures when pregnant women are referred for diagnostic medical procedures involving X-rays or radionuclides.

An erratum applying to the last paragraph on page 14 of this report was issued on 16 April 2009; the copy available via the 'Download PDF' link above, is the corrected version.

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