Chapter 5. Ionizing Radiation

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Robert L. Brent MD, PhD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch5

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Brent, R. L. (2009) Ionizing Radiation, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Department of Research, PO Box 269, Room 308, A/R Building, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • gastrointestinal bleeding;
  • linear energy transfer (LET);
  • central nervous system (CNS);
  • embryopathic effects;
  • litigation-prone society;
  • ionizing radiation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Radiation Risks to the Embryo

  • Case Report

  • Evaluating the Patient

  • Diagnostic or Therapeutic Abdominal Radiation in Women of Reproductive Age

  • Scheduling the Examination

  • Importance of Determining Pregnancy Status of Patient

  • References