Fetal Anomaly Scan 18-22 weeks

A detailed examination is performed of the baby from top to toe to exclude any chromosome abnormality or structural defect.

We will examine in detail, shutterstock_78224458the head and brain, face, spine, chest, abdomen, kidneys, arms, hands, legs and feet.

The baby will also be examined for any minor variations of normal anatomy that may be found in babies with a chromosomal abnormality. At the same time measurements will be taken to assess the baby’s growth and the position of the placenta.

Results of the Scan
After the scan you will be fully counselled about the results and the role of any invasive tests that may be offered. The only way to know for certain if a chromosomal baby affects the baby is to have a CVS or amniocentesis. A written report of the scan will be sent to your referring doctor the same day.