Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during pregnancy does not increase the risk of harm to the fetus or during early childhood. But MRI done with the contrast agent gadolinium at any time during pregnancy might be harmful, and is associated with higher risk of fetal death or neonatal death as well as a variety of rheumatological, inflammatory and skin conditions in the newborn, according to a study published in the September issue of JAMA. With the growing use of medical imaging, questions have been raised about the safety of MRI during early pregnancy due to the heating of sensitive tissues by ... Read More
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