Xrays/Imaging without Contrast
Radiology Xrays/Imaging without Contrast

Xrays/Imaging without Contrast

X-rays that are plain images such as chest x-rays, bone x-rays, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography (CT) are considered safe with no need to interrupt breastfeeding.1,2


(1)          American College of Radiology. ACR Manual on Contrast Media 2023. American College of Radiology Manual on Contrast Media. https://www.acr.org/Clinical-Resources/Contrast-Manual (accessed 2024-01-12).

(2)          Mitchell, K. B.; Fleming, M. M.; Anderson, P. O.; Giesbrandt, J. G.; the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine; Young, M.; Noble, L.; Reece-Stremtan, S.; Bartick, M.; Calhoun, S.; Dodd, S.; Elliott-Rudder, M.; Kair, L. R.; Lappin, S.; Lawrence, R. A.; LeFort, Y.; Marinelli, K. A.; Marshall, N.; Murak, C.; Myers, E.; Okogbule-Wonodi, A.; Roberts, A.; Rosen-Carole, C.; Rothenberg, S.; Schmidt, T.; Seo, T.; Sriraman, N.; Stehel, E. K.; Fleur, R. St.; Wight, N.; Winter, L. ABM Clinical Protocol #31: Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Studies in Lactating Women. Breastfeeding Medicine 2019, 14 (5), 290–294. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2019.29128.kbm.