British agencies release new guidance on radiation exposure

03/31/2009 | Nursing Times (U.K.) (free registration)

The Health Protection Agency, the Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers released new guidance on the extent to which pregnant women can be exposed to ionizing radiation from tests, such as X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine scans, without increasing the risk of childhood cancer in the fetus. Avoiding high-dose tests during early unrecognized pregnancies is one of the recommendations.

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