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IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS IN VANCOUVER
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If you are pregnant

The immigration authorities require that all adult applicants, without exception, have a chest X-ray at some stage. This is a part of the tuberculosis control program. If you are pregnant and are concerned about having an X-ray, you have a few options:

  • You can choose to have the X-ray now. Chest X-rays are now regarded as safe in pregnancy because of the minimal radion dose used in modern equipment. Some clinics use a protective shield to cover your abdomen. Even that is now deemed unnecessary according to the latest recommendations: Gonadal-and-Fetal-Shielding_CAMRT-Position.pdf

  • You can do the other parts of your medical examination now and return for the X-ray after the birth of your baby. However, your medical report will not be completed until the X-ray examination is done.

  • You can postpone the whole examination until after the birth of your baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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