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Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure on the Embryo, Fetus and Infant

Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure on the Embryo, Fetus and Infant

Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure on the Embryo, Fetus and Infant

Colin Martin
Colin Martin
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 16 Jul 2018
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Last updated: 18 Jul 2018

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Tissues in the developing embryo and fetus contain many proliferating cells, and are more susceptible to radiation damage. The potential effects vary with the stage of fetal development, but growth retardation, involving brain development, can occur at higher doses. In addition, there appears to be an increased risk of childhood cancer among those exposed in utero, even to relatively low doses. This session describes potential effects of radiation exposure of the embryo and fetus, and the dose levels at which these might occur.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the risks to the fetus from a high dose received during the early stages of pregnancy
• State the level of dose to the fetus above which there is a risk of a detectable change in mental abilities
• Explain how the risk to the fetus of childhood cancer at low dose levels has been derived, and contrast the risk from diagnostic radiation exposures with the natural incidence
• State the period during pregnancy over which there is considered to be a risk to the fetus from diagnostic exposures
• Describe the risk to the fetus from administration of iodine-131 (131I) to a pregnant mother and the risk to a child who is being breast-fed if a radiopharmaceutical is administered to the mother
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Colin Martin
on behalf of Health Education England

Colin is an author on the R-ITI project, authoring sessions in Module 8a Basic Physics.

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  • Health Education England
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