Pregnancy & X-ray Use

Nearly all the radiation-producing equipment in use on campus produce x-rays so low in energy that it is not possible for a fetus to receive any radiation exposure during use of the equipment.   If you are pregnant and work with x-ray diffraction or x-ray fluorescence equipment, with electron microscopes or electron-beam equipment, or with x-ray photelectron spectrometers, you do not need to adjust research or job responsibilities to limit radiation exposure.

If you work with equipment that produce higher energy x-rays (x-ray irradiators and medical x-ray equipment), see information about the University's Declared Pregnant Worker Program.