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Case 11: Image Wisely During CT-guided Procedures in Pregnant Patients

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Appropriate imaging and management of pregnant patients with acute appendicitis is critical to decrease the risks to the mother and fetus. This case discusses how to decrease patient and fetal dose while safely performing a procedure by applying several dose reduction methods.

Authors: C. Lim; E. Gingold; W. Mayo-Smith

Target Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists

This educational activity is free.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this case, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the appropriate imaging modalities used in the assessment of pregnant patients with suspected acute appendicitis
  2. Describe the different CT parameters affecting radiation dose in CT-guided procedures
  3. Demonstrate different techniques at dose reduction when performing CT-guided procedures on pregnant patients

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