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Gholami M, Abedini M R, Khossravi H R, Akbari S. Risks from ionizing radiation during pregnancy. yafte. 2007; 9 (1) :63-70
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-28-en.html

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Gholami M1, Abedini MR2, Khossravi HR3, Akbari S4

1. Instructor, Department of medical physics, Faculty of medicine, Lorestan University of medical sciences

2. Assistant professor, Department of radiology, Faculty of medicine, Lorestan University of medical sciences

3. Assistant professor, Department of radiation protection, Iranian Atomic Energy Organization

4. Assistant professor, Department of gynecology, Faculty of medicine, Lorestan University of medical sciences

Abstract

Background: The discovery of the X-ray in November 1895 by the W. C. Roentgen caused the increasing use of x-ray, because of the benefits that patients get from the resultant the diagnosis. Since medical radiation exposure are mainly in artificial radiation sources, immediately after the x- ray discovery, progressive dermatitis and ophthalmic diseases were occurred in the early physicians and physicists. But delay effects were observed approximately 20 years after the x-ray discovery.

History: Based on the studies, ionizing radiation is a potential hazard to the developing fetus, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure to pregnant women is a standard practice in radiology, unless there are important clinical indications. Due to difference in stages of fetus development, using of the current radiation protection standards includes: justification of a practice, optimization of radiation protection procedures and dose limitation to prevent of serious radiation induced conditions is necessary.

Conclusion: Conversely the somatic and genetic effects of x-rays, since the X-ray has the benefit effects, special in diagnostic and treatment procedures, there is increasing use of x-ray, so using of the latest radiation protection procedures is necessary. Radiation protection not only is a scientific subject but also is a philosophy, Moral and reasonable. since the ionizing radiation is a potential hazard to the developing fetus, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure to the pregnant women is recommended, unless in important clinical conditions.

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Received: 2009/01/19

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