placentography

placentography

 [plas″en-tog´rah-fe]
radiological visualization of the placenta after injection of a contrast medium.

placentography

A radiological imaging technique in which the placenta is evaluated after injection of radiopaque materials. The procedure may be useful, but carries major disadvantages in terms of exposure of the foetus to radiation; it is therefore not used in the working medical practice.
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Ultrasound placentography: a new method for placental localization.
Several methods have been used to document placental location including manual exploration of uterus, soft tissue x-ray films, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and isotropic placentography. In the past three decades ultrasonography has proved to be the safest, easiest and most accurate method of assessing placental location.