Image Wisely is a joint initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiological Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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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