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Anomaly scan

Fetal anomaly scan: 21 – 23 weeks (Second trimester)

The fetus will now measure about 10 inches (25cms) in length and the purpose of this scan is to examine the anatomy, ensure normal growth and check the placental position. Uterine blood flow studies can be performed when indicated. Cervical length can be assessed to evaluate the risk of pre-term delivery

spine for fetal anomaly
Fetal anomaly scan: 21 – 23 weeks

What do we look for?

The structures examined include the brain, spine, heart, kidneys and limbs. Sometimes the fetus is in a position which makes scanning difficult and it is quite normal to be asked to return for a second appointment to complete the examination. Generally the image is not as clear in larger women and again a second appointment may be necessary.

Approximately 90% of significant abnormalities will be detected.

What if a problem is detected ?

Not all abnormalities are life threatening.

For example, sometimes there is an excess of urine within the fetal kidneys, which can be monitored by further scans. Most kidneys return to normal by the end of the pregnancy, but early detection reduces the incidence of childhood kidney infections and obstructions. If a more serious abnormality is suspected, a second opinion at a specialist centre may be arranged to discuss the best management of the pregnancy.

Remember that if there are any major problems we should be able to pick them up, but it is important to realise that not all abnormalities can be diagnosed – we recommend that this scan is best done between 20 – 22 weeks.

Doppler Blood Flow Measurement

Doppler blood flow measurements of the uterine artery to predict the later development of IUGR and pre-eclampsia.

The Anomaly Scan performed includes ultrasound scan, report and a collection of 2D black and white prints.
You will also get some small cine loop clips and pictures sent to your phone
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Corona Virus Update

We are continuing to provide ultrasound services throughout this difficult time.

We have stringent infection control measures in place.

None of our staff will be at work if they have symptoms or been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms of Corona Virus.

Measures are being taken to ensure that pregnant women and their partners are not in close contact with other patients.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Services has 6 clinics in

We offer a comprehensive range of Ultrasound Scans including Early pregnancy scansDating And Viability ScansNuchal ScansGender ScansCombined TestDoppler Scans (up to 20 weeks) , Private Pregnancy Ultrasound, for SurreyKentEast Sussex and West Sussex.

The fees for pregnancy scans range between £100 – £200. We prefer to discuss your needs in order to determine what is most appropriate for your you. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you.

We also offer:
Pelvic Scans and pre-IVF / Follicle Tracking scans

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