Exposure of the Pregnant Patient to Diagnostic Radiations: A Guide to Medical Management

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This book comprehensively reviews the medical management issues of pregnant patients who require, or have already had, diagnostic medical imaging studies. Included are discussions on radiation risks, the methods, pitfalls and uncertainties of assessing radiation dose, and the relationship of dose to biological effects on the unborn. It progressively reviews the decision-making process for the treatment of a pregnant woman who has medical problems that require diagnostic examination using x-rays, radioisotopes, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance. It provides medical physicists, genetic coounselors, and physicians with information on how to put into perspective the potential risks to the unborn child. Also included are guidelines for counseling women and their families. This second edition has been entirely updated.

Part I reviews radiobiology, radiation effects, and the physics of diagnostic radiation for x-ray, nuclear, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance studies. Part II discusses the management of pregnant patients who need radiological evaluation, and Part III reviews the management of patients who were pregnant when a radiologic procedure was done. Recommended reading for every physician, genetic counselor, and medical physicist responsible for the health care of female patients.

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". . . it remains a uniquely useful reference for those already familiar with the field. . ." -- Medical Physics, August 1998

"...an excellent guide for determining whether you need to develop or expand policies for preventing exposure to pregnant patients." -- Radiology, April 1998

"...for medical physicists, medical health physicists, or anyone who has to deal with the concept of radiation and pregnancy." -- Health Physics, September 1998

"In summary, this book should be available in every radiology department. I recommend it highly." -- American Journal of Roentgenology, January 1999

"Residents should have read it thoroughly before their exams and should remember its existence when in practice." -- Journal of the Canadian Assoication of Radiologists, December 1998

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