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

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; W. Mayo-Smith

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists

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Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment for physicians and medical physicists.

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