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Ultrasound and imaging services

Dating/nuchal scan ("12 week scan")

This early ultrasound scan provides important information about the number of babies you are carrying and the expected date of delivery.

Accurate measurements and images are taken of the gestational sac and the 'crown to rump' length of the embryo, to accurately date the pregnancy.

If you decide to accept combined screening at this scan, then further measurements will be taken.

Please see 'Screening' for further information.

Mid trimester anatomy scan ("20 week scan")

At 18+0 to 20+6 weeks we scan your baby to assess the major systems of the body for any problems, the majority of which cannot be picked up through earlier screening. Careful and accurate measurements of the baby are taken to monitor the baby's wellbeing.  While this is an important and necessary medical examination, we may also be able to tell you the sex of your baby.

We would like to remind you that no children are permitted to your scan appointments.

Outside of the 12 week and 20 week scan we also carry out the following:

  • Growth scans where indicated or recommended by your Consultant.
  • Placental localisation scans where indicated.

Please see the Fetal Medicine page for further information.

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