New poster on building awareness in pregnancy
The IAEA publishes a new poster for medical facilities focused on building awareness for female patients who are or might be pregnant, before undergoing an X ray or nuclear medicine procedure.
The International Basic Safety Standards requires the registrants and licensees to ensure that: “signs in appropriate languages are placed in public places, waiting rooms for patients, cubicles and other appropriate places, to request female patients who are to undergo a radiological procedure to notify the radiological medical practitioner, medical radiation technologist or other personnel in the event that she is or might be pregnant…”. The poster is intended to be used with this purpose.
Health professionals are welcome to print the attached file and display it in appropriate places in the medical radiological facilities.