Fetal Radiation Exposure

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  • There are radiation-related risks throughout pregnancy that are directly related to the stage of the pregnancy and the exposure the fetus receives.
  • Radiation risks are most significant during organogenesis and in the first trimester of fetal development. As the organs develop and differentiation occurs, the cell reproductive process slows and risk decreases.
    1st trimester                               2nd trimester            3rd trimester


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