What Tests Can I Have Done When Pregnant?

Question: What tests can I have done if I am pregnant?

Answer: For women who are pregnant usually we would not perform screening mammograms; we would typically wait until after pregnancy and lactation to do a mammogram. If there was a reason to do a more close evaluation, for example somebody feels a lump in their breast and they're pregnant, we would usually start with ultrasound.

However, if ultrasound didn't answer the question or we really needed to do a mammogram, we can do some shielding. But mammography, because it is so low-dose in radiation, is actually quite safe in pregnancy, if we have to do it.

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