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Is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe during pregnancy?

Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
X-rays and CT scans should be avoided in women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Women who are pregnant should talk to their doctor before having an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There is no clear risk of MRI for pregnancy, but many doctors as well as many patients prefer to play it safe and not use MRI until after pregnancy.
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