What are the risks to the fetus associated with diagnostic radiation exposure during pregnancy?
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There is no evidence of significant risk to the developing fetus from any single diagnostic x-ray exposure (strength of recommendation: C, based on non-homogenous case-control studies). No studies were found on fetal exposure risks from other forms of diagnostic radiation such as computed tomography (CT) scans, fluoroscopy, or mammography. Prudent clinicians should order only those studies that result in clinically important information and efforts should be made to minimize fetal exposure.
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