Imaging of trauma in a pregnant patient.
Trauma is the number one nonobstetric cause of maternal death. This chapter presents the latest consensus from the literature on the best approach to radiographic imaging of these patients. The central issues of discussion include the rationale and protocols for screening for pregnancy in trauma setting; the effects of radiation and its risks to the fetus; obtaining informed consent; how to estimate fetal dose; and the role of ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, including the intravenous contrast agents used for the assessment of abdominal trauma. The team approach to the management of these patients is also highlighted.
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Puri, A., Khadem, P., Ahmed, S., Yadav, P., & Al-Dulaimy, K. (2012). Imaging of trauma in a pregnant patient. Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR, 33(1), 37–45. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sult.2011.10.007
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging