Radiographic Fetal Diagnosis

  • N. Thorne Griscom


Using X rays in pregnancy is a little like treating mange in mules with arsenic (Ershov, 1956); the job often gets done, but there is always the fear of an excess. Furthermore, newer methods [in mangy mules, nicotine sulfate (Siegmund, 1973) in fetal diagnosis, ultrasound] have progressively limited the uses of the older approaches. Nevertheless, even in this sophisticated era, the only route to the desired fetal diagnostic information is sometimes via properly planned roentgenograms.


Amniotic Fluid Prenatal Diagnosis Osteogenesis Imperfecta Neural Tube Defect Congenital Syphilis 
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  • N. Thorne Griscom
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  1. 1.Radiology Departments, Harvard Medical School, Lying-in DivisionBoston Hospital for Women, and Children’s Hospital Medical CenterBostonUSA

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