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January 21, 2021

New RSNA Dose Exhibit: Trauma in Pregnancy: One CT Scan Can Save Multiple Lives

Trauma in Pregnancy: One CT Scan Can Save Multiple Lives (from RSNA 2019)

Although CT is not ideal for evaluating the fetal anatomy, it is the modality of choice during a trauma evaluation. Benefits of CT imaging heavily outweigh risk of fetal radiation exposure in major blunt/penetrating trauma.

Authors: M. Kaminetzky, M. Bernstein, N. Hindman

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