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This scan can give a more accurate establishment of your due date than counting from your last monthly period (LMP).

Many pregnant women are not sure of the date of their last monthly period (LMP) and so a dating scan might be recommended to work out an accurate due date. Finding out how pregnant you are is important to ensure that the results of your nuchal translucency scan are accurate. It can also find out if you are having more than one baby.

 

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Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

The most important part of this scan at 12 weeks is the health and well being of your baby. This gets assessed prior to measuring the Nuchal translucency.

The area at the back of the baby’s neck is then assesed. All babies have some fluid in this area, but excess fluid has been associated with an increased risk of Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. This area of fluid is transient and disappears later in the pregnancy for normal fetuses as well as Down syndrome fetuses. For this reason, the area of fluid is best measured between 12 and 13½ weeks of pregnancy.

Not all babies that have a high risk result have Down syndrome but the result may help you decide if you wish to investigate further with a diagnostic test.

 

 

anatomy-scan

An anatomy scan is the most extensive ultrasound examination carried out on the fetus during pregnancy.

It is performed between weeks 19 and 21 weeks.

An anomaly scan takes a close look at your baby. The person carrying out the scan (sonographer) will check that your baby is developing normally, and also look at where the placenta is located in your uterus.

This is the scan that assesses the development of baby from the brain, spine heart internal organs and limbs.

Keep in mind that the scan’s main purpose is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you’re expecting a boy or girl.

We also uses the 3D and 4D technology to assess the health of your baby.

 

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Fetal Growth and Wellbeing

The purpose of this examination is to assess:

  • Position of the baby
  • Size of the baby
  • Amount of fluid surrounding the baby
  • Placental resistance to blood flow
  • Baby’s current state of health

Most babies are head down towards the end of pregnancy. Occasionally the baby can be in a breech position, where the bottom is closest to the cervix (opening to the uterus).

The age of the baby is established in early pregnancy. The size of the baby can be compared with the size expected for this stage of pregnancy, giving information about the baby’s growth. An estimate of the weight can be calculated from the measurements.

Arterial Duplex

Peripheral Arterial Study — Comprehensive
(Claudication, Rest Pain, Ulceration, Aneurysms)

Abdominal duplex, including femoral, popliteal and tibial arteries
Ankle Brachial Indices (exercise or resting)

  • Abdominal Vessels Only
    (AAA, Occlusive disease, EVAR surveillance)
  • Exercise Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Lower Limb Arterial Duplex Only
    (Claudication, Rest Pain, Ulceration)

Carotid and Vertebral Duplex

Renal Duplex

Mesenteric Duplex

Upper Limb Arterial Duplex


Venous Duplex

Abdominal and Ovarian Vein Duplex
(Pelvic congestion syndrome, deep venous insufficiency)

Lower Limb Venous Incompetence Duplex Study
(Varicose Veins, Venous Ulcer, Swelling)

Lower Limb Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Duplex Study
(Deep or Superficial Thrombosis only)

Upper Limb Venous Duplex Study

Arterio-Venous Fistula Arm

General Ultrasound Procedures:

  • Neck/Thyroid
  • Abdomen
  • Urinary Tract/Renal
  • Male Pelvis
  • Scrotum
  • Breasts
  • Soft Tissue
  • Muscular Skeletal
    • Hand/Wrist
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Foot/Ankle
    • Knee
    • Hip/Groin

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen.

The most common type of echocardiogram is called a transthoracic echo or TTE. This test is done to:

  • Look for the cause of abnormal heart sounds (murmurs or clicks), an enlarged heart, unexplained chest pains, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats
  • Check the thickness and movement of the heart wall
  • Look at the heart valves and check how well they work
  • See how well an artificial heart valve is working
  • Measure the size and shape of the heart’s chambers
  • Check the ability of your heart chambers to pump blood (cardiac performance). During an echocardiogram, your doctor can calculate how much blood your heart is pumping during each heartbeat (ejection fraction).
  • Detect a disease that affects the heart muscle and the way it pumps, such as cardiomyopathy
  • Look for blood clots and tumors inside the heart

 

Mammography

Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Mammograms are available from 8am - 5pm (Monday to Saturday)

 

CT SCAN

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.

A CT scan has many uses, but it's particularly well-suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.

 

Why it's done

Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to help:

  • Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures
  • Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
  • Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
  • Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
  • Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
  • Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding

 

 

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