Obstetric nuchal dating scan
Sound waves are used instead of radiation which makes them safe.
You will need to have a blood test done before coming to Women’s Imaging for your ultrasound scan. You can have your blood test done any time from 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Women’s Imaging conducts a detailed risk assessment for your baby in accordance with the Fetal Medicine Foundation.
As well as checking that your baby is growing well and confirming your due date the main aim of the scan includes: On the day of your scan you can choose to have the results given to you by our resident radiologist or obstetrician or have the results delivered by your doctor or obstetrician at your follow-up appointment.
A towel will be tucked into your pants to limit spread of the gel onto your clothes.
Clear gel is applied to your tummy and the sonographer moves the probe over your tummy recording images.
Ultrasound is safe to use throughout your pregnancy. If you are allergic to latex prior to the vaginal scan or you don’t know then a latex-free cover will be used on the probe.Occasionally there is some discomfort from probe pressure on a full bladder or from the vaginal probe manipulation. You will be able to see all of your developing baby We are able to take some important measurements which allows us to give you an accurate risk assessment for your baby.You have the option of getting the results of the scan on the day by our consultant. An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your body and baby.We are currently the only practice in Tasmania that does this.Traditional chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome continue to be assessed.
This screening test involves a blood test to measure two hormones, free B-HCG and PAPP-A, as well as an ultrasound scan. It is common medical practice to also offer an ultrasound scan, called the ‘foetal anatomy’ scan, at 18-20 weeks.