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Doppler Ultrasound In Pregnancy

Doppler ultrasound can be used for assessing blood flow to the placenta and through the umbilical cord.

Color Doppler uterine arteriesThe blood supply to the uterus comes mainly from the uterine arteries. There is a right and a left uterine artery. We can assess the impedance of flow through the uterine arteries. At 2o weeks we can use this technique as a screening test. We know that increased impedance of blood flow is associated with increased risk for subsequent development of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)

Women with normal impedance to flow in the uterine arteries will have a low risk of developing complications related to placental insufficiency.

In those women who have increased impedance to blood flow we would recommend  fetal wellbeing scans to monitor the baby’s growth.

It is important to remember that this is a screening test and not a diagnostic test, and that we sometimes identify women as high risk who turn out to have a normal pregnancy.


Uterine arteries wave form
Uterine arteries wave form


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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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