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Scanning

Clinics

The Maternity & Gynaecology Ultrasound department offers:

  • All routine obstetric ultrasound examinations and inpatient scans
  • Early pregnancy scans
  • Gynaecology scans

Important information:

  • Only one adult is allowed to accompany patient in the scan room
  • Children are not allowed in the scan rooms
  • Recording or taking pictures is not permitted
  • Eat and drink as normal before 

Information about Maternity Scans

Pregnant women need to book with their midwife prior to making their first scan appointment.

At the booking appointment the midwife will give information about routine ultrasound scans and will give the contact number to book first scan.

Scans cannot be booked until women have seen their midwife.

Routine scans include: -

  • First trimester screening; Booked between 12 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days. This is a dating scan and at this scan, combined screening is also offered to help identify pregnancies that may be at high risk for downs syndrome, Edwards’s syndrome and Patau’s syndrome

  • Fetal anatomy scan; This scan will be booked at the reception desk following the first trimester scan.

Scan pictures can be purchased for these scan, at a cost of:

1 picture - £4.00, 3 pictures - £10.00 (cash or card payments accepted)

Location

Where to find us: Maternity Building, Level 2

Travel and parking: Please allow plenty of time for travel and parking. Limited on-site parking is available in our multi storey car park; however this gets very busy during peak times. Alternative parking is available in Queens Road car park with a 10 minute walk from the car park to the hospital. Please use public transport if possible. 

Contacts

To enquire about an appointment that is already booked, telephone 0118 322 7279.

  • CONTACT DETAILS:

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    Reading,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111