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Ante-Natal Ultrasound Scanning

The Fetal Ultrasound Scanning is equipped with the latest ultrasound technology – the GE “Voluson E8”. This offers high detail images for more accurate diagnosis as well as 3D and 4D scans.

The 3D scan focuses on the baby’s face and facial features and as part of our ante-natal ultrasound service, you will receive images of your baby to take away with you.

3D and 4D ante-natal scans

The Fetal Ultrasound Unit is equipped with the latest ultrasound technology – the GE “Voluson E8”. This offers high detail images for more accurate diagnosis as well as 3D and 4D scans. The 3D scan focuses on the baby’s face and facial features and can serve to enhance the experience for parents of watching their baby grow. A 20 minute DVD is available to complete the experience.

Our team of Consultant Obstetricians and Specialist Sonographers have close links with major London teaching hospitals ensuring our service grows in line with latest developments and national guidelines.

As part of our ultrasound service, you will receive images of your baby to take away with you. All scans are carried out in a comfortable, stress-free environment allowing you time to ask questions.

Please bring your partner, family member or friend along with you for the appointment. They will be able to come into the scanning room and share the experience with you.

Ultrasound examinations

We recommend that you have a minimum of 3 ante-natal scans – a nuchal scan, a 20 week anomaly scan and a growth scan.

There are additional scans that you may choose to have. All are briefly described below.

Early pregnancy or ‘dating’ scan

An early ultrasound scan provides you with important information about the number of babies and the expected delivery date. Confirmation of pregnancy and the fetal heart can be seen from 6 weeks gestation by vaginal scan and from 8-9 weeks by abdominal scan. This scan also enables the nuchal scan to be booked at the correct date.

Nuchal translucency scan

This is a screening test for Down’s syndrome that we offer at 11-14 weeks. It involves an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the layer of fluid at the back of the baby’s neck. Babies with Down’s syndrome have a thicker layer.

The results of the ultrasound can be combined with a blood test to work out a risk figure. Your Consultant will discuss this with you and arrange for a blood test. This will be done by the Phlebotomists at the Hospital after your ultrasound. Please bring the blood test forms with you to your ultrasound appointment. We will direct you to Phlebotomy after your scan.

20 week anomaly scan

This scan is performed between 20 to 24 weeks and is a detailed examination of the baby’s anatomy and wellbeing. The scan also checks the position of the placenta and the fluid surrounding the baby. At this scan you may be able to find out the sex of your baby if you wish to, if the baby is in the right position.

Growth and wellbeing scan

This scan is performed in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy between 27 and 40 weeks to check your baby’s growth and wellbeing.

London Imaging

Our Imaging Department is a cutting edge digital facility providing state-of-the-art imaging technology. Our facilities enable us to assess and diagnose conditions accurately to ensure patients receive the most suitable treatment.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4030.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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