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Exposures, limits, safe systems of work. This section explores safety issues in magnetic resonance imaging.

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Staff Pregnancy

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Can a pregnant staff member enter the scanning room?

Yes. But they should be given the option to stay out of the Inner Controlled Area during the first trimester.

It is deemed prudent to exclude all pregnant women from the examination room containing the magnet (Inner Controlled Area) during the first three months of pregnancy (during organogenesis).

Further reading on this topic:
Books: Q&A in MRI p303, MHRA Guidelines p24
Online:, Kanal

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