Pregnancy and children

These are classified among special group due to the sensitivity when dealing with radiation protection

PREGNANCY

For pregnant women it is required that she tells the radiographer or the radiologist about their status .sometime other procedure are justified for this group and hence optimization of the dose and the examination should be key

Every time an radiation examination is to be performed, 10 day rule should be applied .incase where patient underwent an examination without knowledge of her pregnancy careful decision should be made guided by amount of dose received and the age of the fetus .Dose greater than 5000 can cause significant fetal damage

CHILDREN

Children are generally sensitive to radiation than adults so examination should be planned according to need and benefits