Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. It’s the most important job in the world… Making Life

Noble offers a highly specialized Pregnancy ultrasound service offering for expectant mothers.

NOBLE is a Centre for Excellence for Pregnancy Ultrasounds and fetal studies and is the preferred referral centre for several leading Obstetricians in New Delhi.

We specialize in performing the following Ultrasound scans at different periods of gestation.

  • Early Pregnancy Scan (7-11 Weeks)
  • NT/NB Scan (11-13 Weeks)
  • Combined First Trimester Screening (11-13 Weeks)
  • Anomaly Scan (Level II Scan)  (18 – 21 Weeks)
  • Well Being Scan (25 – 40 Weeks)
  • Fetal Echocardiography (22 -24 Weeks)

All our scans conform to world-class standards and guidelines.



EARLY PREGNANCY SCAN (7-11 Weeks) (Viability Scan)  

  • Confirmed Pregnancy
  • Calculates your EDD
  • Checks for single or twin pregnancy
  • Images and Report for you to take away

This is the very first pregnancy scan that you can take and can provide you with confirmation of your pregnancy, whether it is a single pregnancy and also your estimated due date. By booking an early scan at Noble, our experienced radiologist will look for specific signs at this early stage, and will allow us to check if your child is developing as planned. Any notes will be recorded on to a printed report, for you to take away at the end of your scan.

If clear and accurate measurements cannot be obtained in the first instance, an internal transvaginal probe may be used. Your radiologist can explain this to you in more detail if necessary. Feel free to eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan and wear loose clothing during your appointment if at all possible. Please drink a pint of water an hour prior to your scan, and do not empty your bladder before the examination.


NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY/NASAL BONE(NT/NB) SCAN (11 to 13 Weeks)

This scan provides initial measurements and checks for Down Syndrome amongst other issues.

This type of scan is designed to help identify risks of Down syndrome in your baby along with other chromosomal abnormalities. The scan is carried out between the 11th and 13th week of the pregnancy and measures the amount of fluid around the baby’s neck.

This scan is carried out from 11 weeks to 13 weeks and six days. The scan is usually performed transabdominally but in a few cases it may be necessary to do the examination transvaginally.

  • To date the pregnancy accurately. This is particularly relevant for women who cannot recall the date of their last period, have an irregular menstrual cycle, or who have conceived whilst breastfeeding or soon after stopping the pill. We measure the size of the fetus and from this we calculate the expected date of delivery.
  • To diagnose multiple pregnancy. Approximately 2% of natural conceptions and 10% of assisted conceptions result in multiple pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning can determine if both babies are developing normally and if the babies share the same placenta which can lead to problems in the pregnancy. In such cases it would be advisable to monitor the pregnancy more closely.
  • To diagnose major fetal abnormalities. Some major abnormalities may be visible at this gestation. However it will still be necessary to have a 20 week anomaly scan.
  • To diagnose early miscarriage. Unfortunately, in 2% of women who attend for a nuchal scan it is found that the fetus has died, often several weeks before and without any warning.
  • To assess the risks of Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. The NT/NB Scan can be combined with a Double Marker Test (Combined First Trimester Screening) Each woman will be given an estimate of her individual risk for this pregnancy. This is calculated by taking into account the age of the mother, measurement of two hormones in the mother’s blood and the scan findings of nuchal translucency thickness, nasal bone, blood flow through the fetal heart and ductus venosus and fetal abnormalities.

 

 GROWTH SCAN (16 to 24 Weeks)      

  • Checks your baby
  • All measurements recorded and checked

Measuring your baby helps to check his or her growth rate at your particular week of pregnancy. By booking a growth scan at Noble, our radiologist will take accurate measurements of your baby including the legs, head and the tummy. By comparing these measurements to what is considered ‘normal’ at any given stage, it will allow us to check if your child is developing as planned.

It is not necessary to have a full bladder when undergoing a growth scan. If clear and accurate measurements cannot be obtained in the first instance, an internal transvaginal probe may be used. Your radiologist can explain this to you in more detail if necessary. feel free to eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan and wear loose clothing during your appointment if at all possible.


ANOMALY SCAN (Level 2 Scan) (18 to 21 Weeks) 

  • Detailed analysis of anatomical structures.
  • Checks specific risks at this stage of pregnancy.
  • Placental position identified if possible.
  • All findings and notes on a report for you to take away.

Looking at your baby in detail helps to check his or her well-being during a particular section of your pregnancy. By booking an anomaly scan at Noble, our radiologist will access your baby’s development by looking at specific anatomical structures including the limbs, spine, heart and tummy. This will allow us to check if your child is healthy at this vital stage during your pregnancy. All assessments and sonographer notes will be recorded on to a printed report, for you to take away at the end of your scan.

It is not necessary to have a full bladder when undergoing an anomaly scan. If a clear and accurate assessment cannot be obtained in the first instance, an internal transvaginal probe may be used. Your radiologist can explain this to you in more detail if necessary. Feel free to eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan and wear loose clothing during your appointment if at all possible. This scan will last approximately 30 minutes but might take more


 

FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (22 to 24 Weeks)3000

Fetal echo is short for fetal echocardiography. This is a detailed scan of your baby’s heart and all its connecting blood vessels and valves. It is done if your doctor suspects any developmental defects in your baby’s heart. About one in a hundred babies have a heart defect. Heart defects are the most common of all birth abnormalities. Unlike the anomaly scan done in the second trimester, a fetal echo can detect almost all heart defects fairly accurately.

The best time for a fetal echo is between 22 and 24 weeks. Some major problems can be seen earlier than this using a transvaginal scan. A fetal echo is usually done by a doctor who is a fetal medicine specialist, or a heart specialist called a cardiologist.

Most fetal echo scans show the baby’s heart is normal, while some show a minor defect which may get better on its own. Small holes tend to close over on their own and don’t need any treatment. If a more serious problem is found, it’s a huge advantage to know about it before birth because most defects can be successfully repaired after birth. If your doctor knows in advance what the problem is, he can have everything ready to treat your baby as soon as possible after the birth.

Although most heart problems will be seen during a fetal echo, some cardiac defects won’t become evident until after birth.


 

WELL BEING SCAN (25 to 40 Weeks) 

Checks the well being of your baby during the latter part of your pregnancy

By booking a Well Being Scan at Noble, our friendly and professional radiologist will take measurements of your baby, as well as other such checks during the third trimester of your pregnancy including the position of your placenta and the amount of amniotic fluid present. This will give you an indication of how your baby is prepossessing as you near the final stages of your pregnancy.

It is not necessary to have a full bladder when undergoing a Well Being Scan. Feel free to eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan and wear loose clothing during your appointment as the sonographer will need to direct the probe at your abdomen.

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