Posted on : April 30, 2020 by Clinic One on Blog
Anomaly ultrasound is also known as a mid-pregnancy ultrasound. It is a scan that is usually carried at 20-24 weeks of the pregnancy. Anomaly ultrasound helps to examine the baby and the uterus of the mother. Anomaly ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images that help to study the physical development of the baby and the position of the placenta. Anomaly ultrasound scans for different organs and body parts of the baby, such as the brain, spine, heart, stomach, limbs, abdomen, kidney, and bowel. It is considered a safe procedure for the baby and the mother.
Who does Anomaly Ultrasound at Clinic One Kathmandu?
Like any other ultrasound, only a certified radiologist can perform Anomaly Scan We have the following radiologists available at Clinic One:
Uses of Anomaly Ultrasound
Among many uses of anomaly ultrasound, the list below is the major birth defects that are diagnosed by it.
- A Cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lips of a baby.
- Anencephaly is a birth defect that is marked by the absence of a major part of the brain and skull.
- A Diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect that is caused by an abnormal opening in the diaphragm.
- Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestine of the baby to extend outside the body, next to the belly button.
- Exomphalos is a birth defect in which the baby’s intestine, liver, and other organs protrude outside of the abdomen.
- Open spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the spine of the baby in which the backbone does not develop completely.
- Bilateral renal agenesis is a birth defect in which a newborn baby is missing one or both kidneys.
- Lethal skeletal dysplasia is a group of birth disorders that is caused by mutations. It affects the bone development and growth of the baby.
- Serious cardiac abnormalities are groups of various birth defects that are associated with abnormal function of the heart.
- Edwards’ syndrome or T18 is a genetic disorder in which there are 3 copies of chromosome number 18 instead of just two. This hampers the development and growth of the baby.
- Patau’s syndrome or T13 is a genetic disorder in which there are 3 copies of chromosome number 13 instead of just two.
What happens during the procedure?
- You may need to have a full bladder before the scan
- You will be asked to lie on the table in a position as described by the radiologist.
- As with other ultrasounds, you should wear loose clothing.
- A gel is used on the abdomen on which a probe called a transducer is pressed. The transducer sends and collects sound waves and the image is displayed on the computer screen.
- Sometimes, to get a better visual of the area of investigation, the radiologist might press the transducer with extra force.
- This procedure may take up to 30 minutes.
After the test is completed, the radiologist or the doctor will have a look at the images and discuss the results with you. Any additional test or screening may be required depending on the result.
For appointments and inquiries, please call Clinic One at 9861966614 | 9863393960 or email us at [email protected].
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