In all women of reproductive capacity, the clinician should consider the possibility of an early pregnancy. For most examinations, the risk to the foetus is negligible during the first 28 days following commencement of the last period.
Upon arrival into the imaging department you will be asked to sign this referral to confirm your pregnancy status.
Exposure to Ionising Radiation Regulations: The Referrer requesting the X-ray examination must be satisfied that it is necessary and that it will directly affect patient management. It must be ensured that the investigation has not already been carried out at this clinic or elsewhere. Any proposed deviation from the current Royal College of Radiologists guidelines must be discussed with a radiologist. Each request must be completed by a suitably qualified practitioner who must have signed and successfully returned a statement of referring practitioner form? prior to the request being sent.