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can a sonogram be wrong about diagnosing encephalocele in a baby mother have 14 weeks pregnand?

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Dr. Brian Murphy
36 years experience Radiology
Yes: Any imaging test is subject to technical and subjective factors that can cause errors. The best way to check is a follow up ultrasound, perhaps at a dedicated ob/gyn ultrasound department, in hospital or free standing imaging center.
Answered on Mar 1, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Depending on the type of study & experience of the technician/radiologist any study could be wrong.This is unlikely for them to diagnose unless they have had several review the images. A follow up study with a perinatologist would be the next step.
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

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