Fetal Diagnosis by X Ray

  • N. Thorne Griscom


Many of the fetal conditions that in the past were shown with difficulty by X ray can now be depicted rapidly and well by ultrasonography. Nevertheless, after a diagnosis is made by ultrasound, especially of a disease of the skeleton, a confirmatory radiograph is often worthwhile. If termination of pregnancy is contemplated, little will be lost by one or a few films, and sometimes much will be gained. Even the best ultra-sonographer can be mistaken, and the abortion of a normal, wanted child is an unmitigated disaster.


Prenatal Diagnosis Osteogenesis Imperfecta Childhood Cancer Turner Syndrome Club Foot 
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  • N. Thorne Griscom
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  1. 1.Departments of RadiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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