amniography


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Related to amniography: amnioscopy, angiogram, fetometry, fetography

am·ni·og·ra·phy

 (ăm′nē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. am·ni·og·ra·phies
Radiographic examination of the uterine cavity and fetus following injection of a radiopaque substance into the amnion.

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Holly, "Amniography: Preliminary Report," American Journal of Roentgenology 24 (1930): 353-66; Fritz Fuchs and Povl Riis, "Antenatal Sex Determination," Nature 177 (1956): 330; H.
If necessary, resort to Doppler ultrasound or CT amniography to discern whether the fetuses share an amniotic sac or each have their own.
Amniography, fetoscopy and sonography have been employed recently to detect neural tube defects, including such serious structural abnormalities as anencephaly (the absence or near-absence of a cranial vault and cerebral hemispheres of the brain) and myelomeningocele (hernia of the spinal cord and surrounding membranes through a defect in the vertebral canal).