Fetal Ultrasound

Fetal Ultrasound Scan Essentials

  • Time of ultrasound scan: from 14 weeks till the end of pregnancy.
  • Number of fetuses.
  • Visualization of the fetal lie and presentation at time of scan.
  • Confirmation of fetal viability and measurement of fetal heart rate.
  • Assessment of growth parameters and fetal weight using fetal biometry and growth curves.
  • Confirmation of normal fetal morphology.
  • Detection of major congenital anomalies.
  • Detection of placental location, thickness and distance from internal os.
  • Assessment of amniotic fluid.
  • Confirmation of fetal sex (from 16 weeks onwards).
  • Route of ultrasound scan: Transabdominal.

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