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Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Yes: Depending on how thorough the study & the training of the tech, missing a fetus is possible. Regular US is a 2 dimensional study and you only see what your probe lights up.
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Possible: Depending on the expertise and experience of radiographer plus based on amount of technical difficulties arising during examination , it is possible to miss .

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