This book matters the administration of pregnant sufferers in addition to pregnant staff in scientific institutions the place ionising radiation is used. hundreds of thousands of pregnant sufferers and clinical radiation employees are uncovered to radiation every year. lack of expertise is liable for nice anxiousness and doubtless unneccessary termination of many pregnancies. This file discusses tips to care for those difficulties. it really is written basically for physicians, yet may also be priceless for scientific and health and wellbeing physicists, nurses, technologists, and directors. it's not meant as an entire reference paintings, yet quite to supply a realistic technique that may be utilized in various occasions.

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Fetal doses for a typical photon treatment regimen for brain cancer are in the range of 30 mGy. For anterior and posterior mantle treatments of the chest for Hodgkin's disease, the dose to portions of an unshielded fetus can be 400-500 mGy. (123) With 60Co,at distances greater than 10 cm from the field, the dose is higher than with photons because of leakage from the machine head. The dose distribution outside of the primary radiation beam may vary among machines of the same nominal type and energy, as well as with field size.

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