What is a detailed pregnancy scan?

So, a detailed scan in pregnancy is used to find out if your baby has any abnormal organ or body structure. The sonographer will look at your baby’s organs and body structures in more detail compared to basic ultrasound scan. Detailed scan is best performed when you are in 18 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.

What can I expect from a 4D scan?

The most common things that you will see at a 4D scan include: The shape of your baby’s features such as their nose, eyes and mouth. Your baby sucking their thumb. Your baby opening and closing their eyes.

What week is best for a 4D ultrasound?

If you decide to have one, the best time to have a 3D or 4D scan is when you’re between 27 weeks and 32 weeks pregnant. Before 27 weeks your baby has very little fat under her skin, so the bones of her face will show through.

What is a detailed ultrasound?

A detailed obstetrical ultrasound is performed during the second trimester of pregnancy (over 18 weeks). It examines your baby and the position of the placenta. It includes a head-to-toe examination of your baby’s abdominal organs and the heart, arms, hands, legs, feet, eyes, nose, lips and the brain anatomy.

What is detailed ultrasound scanning?

An ultrasound between 18 and 22 weeks into your pregnancy is often called the detailed, anatomical, or level 2 ultrasound. It is the best time to look at the anatomy of your baby and try to see if there are any growth concerns or birth defects.

Can a 4D scan detect gender?

Yes, we can offer you a gender scan after 28 weeks during one of our 4D Scan packages or with the Growth scan.

What abnormalities can be detected on an ultrasound?

In addition to pregnancy, ultrasound can be used to detect a wide range of digestive problems, including:

  • Cysts.
  • Gallstones.
  • Abnormal enlargement of the spleen.
  • Abnormal growths in the liver or pancreas.
  • Liver cancer.
  • Fatty liver disease.

Why is ultrasound done in pregnancy?

A fetal ultrasound (sonogram) is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of a fetus in the uterus. Fetal ultrasound images can help your health care provider evaluate your baby’s growth and development and monitor your pregnancy.

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