Metal detectors are completely safe and pregnant women can request to be excluded from scanning and be checked only by metal detectors.
This would be most important during the first 3 months of pregnancy while organs are being developed in the baby.
Sent from Kathie Boyd
The x-ray scanner, I assume you mean at the radiologist's office, is a good thing to avoid unless you absolutely need the study performed, at which time it is important to weigh the benefits and risks.
all the best.
Yes, you may go through the scanner at the airport. The radiation dosage is so low that it doesn't pass through the skin, and therefore does not provide any significant increased risk to your fetus. Congratulations!
Sean L. Johnston, MD, PhD