Ultrasound Scans (Gynaecological & Obstetrical)
Pregnancy scans provide useful medical information to date the pregnancy, to detect multiple pregnancy, viability of pregnancy, growth and size of the foetus and may detect some foetal structural defects.
An increasing number of pregnant women have an ultrasound done between 11 weeks and 3 days, to 13 weeks and 6 days to measure the nuchal translucency to determine the risk of Down's syndrome. This test is done in conjunction with a sample of blood drawn from the forearm vein of the pregnant woman between 9 to 12 weeks. The combined test of ultrasound scan and blood test may be able to detect 9 out of 10 unborn babies with Down's syndrome.
Amniocentesis done at 16 weeks, by inserting a needle under ultrasound scan control into the amniotic sac to test the chromosomes, is a more accurate and reliable test for diagnosis of Down’s syndrome.
Eastern Ultrasound is accredited to perform such nuchal translucency measurement, holding the certificate of competence for ultrasound examination at 11 to 14 weeks, issued by the Foetal Medicine Foundation, London and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
We Provide Information On
- abdominal pain or bloating
- irregular menstrual bleeding
- heavy or painful periods
- post-menopausal bleeding
- painful intercourse
- suspected tubal (ectopic) pregnancy
We Can Help Identify
- ovarian cysts
- early small ovarian cancer/tumours
- uterine polyps
- uterine pre-cancer
- hydrosalpinx (blockage of fallopian tube)
- uterine tumour such as fibroids