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If You Are Pregnant

Pregnant women are particularly concerned for the safety of their unborn children. Because you are pregnant we want you to understand the possible effects radiation might have on your child. As you read this, please remember: There is risk involved with every pregnancy. A single X-ray exam does not add significantly to this risk. For there to be any effect from radiation the fetus (unborn child) must be in the direct beam. This only happens for certain kinds of exams. The fetus is not exposed during head CTs, chest X-rays, or mammograms. If the fetus is near the radiation, like for a chest CT, we can provide a lead apron for added protection.

All hospitals follow strict regulations to prevent radiation doses from ever getting high enough to cause any immediate problem. All X-rays, including CT's, use low doses of radiation. There is no immediate effect from low doses of radiation. The risk increases if you have multiple exams over a short period of time. If you have had any other X-ray or Nuclear Medicine exams during your pregnancy, be sure to tell the doctor or technologist right away.

An X-ray exam is the best way of visualizing your internal organs so that a doctor can make a diagnosis. In some cases it is the only way to make a diagnosis. If a condition is not diagnosed and treated it can have an immediate effect on you and your baby.

Many CT exams use intravenous contrast, a type of X-ray dye that can make things easier to detect. The effect of contrast on an unborn child is not known, although it is thought to be safe. The Radiologist will only order contrast if it is absolutely necessary, and if your referring physician insists that the exam cannot wait until you are no longer pregnant.

MRI and ultrasound are two other imaging methods that do not use radiation. They may be used in place of X-rays for some exams. A Radiologist can tell you if there is an alternative for the type of exam you are about to receive.

We hope this information is useful to you. Please ask a doctor, nurse, or technologist if you have any more questions.


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Locations

Beavercreek Health Center

2510 Commons Blvd
Beavercreek, OH 45431
P: (937) 558-3040

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Beavercreek Health Park

3359 Kemp Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45431
P: (937) 458-4400

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Cornerstone Medical Center

7740 Washington Village Dr
Centerville, OH 45459
P: (937) 439-7420

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Corwin M. Nixon Health Center

1470 N Broadway
Lebanon, OH 45036
P: (513) 696-1200

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Dayton Medical Imaging

113 W National Rd
Vandalia, OH 45377
P: (937) 898-9729

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Englewood Health Center

1250 W National Rd
Clayton, OH 45315
P: (937) 832-3300

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Fort Hamilton Hospital

630 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, OH 45013
P: (513) 867-2000

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Grandview Medical Center

405 W Grand Ave
Dayton, OH 45405
P: (937) 723-3270

Available 24/7

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Greene Memorial Hospital

1141 N Monroe Dr
Xenia, OH 45385
P: (937) 352-2050

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Huber Health Center

8701 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
P: (937) 558-3320

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Kettering Imaging Center Lincoln Park

540 Lincoln Park Blvd, Suite 100
Kettering, OH 45429
P: (937) 299-0900

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Kettering Imaging Center South

5692 Far Hills Ave, Suite 1
Kettering, OH 45429
P: (937) 643-9299

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Kettering Imaging Center Woodman

3205 Woodman Dr
Dayton, OH 45420
P: (937) 531-6771

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Kettering Medical Center

3535 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
P: (937) 395-8627

Available 24/7

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Preble County Medical Center

450-B Washington-Jackson Rd
Eaton, OH 45320
P: (937) 456-8306

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Soin Medical Center

3535 Pentagon Blvd
Beavercreek, OH 45431
P: (937)-702-4470

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Southview Medical Center

1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd
Centerville, OH 45459
P: (937) 401-6205

Available 24/7

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Sugarcreek Health Center

6438 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45459
P: (937) 558-3800

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Sycamore Medical Center

4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: (937) 384-8777

Available 24/7

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Victor J. Cassano Health Center

165 Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
P: (937) 558-0200

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Xenia Health Center

50 N Progress Dr
Xenia, OH 45385
P: (937) 372-7691

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