Early Anomaly Scan

An early anomaly scan, also known as an early morphology scan, is a medical imaging test performed during pregnancy to assess the growth and development of the foetus. This scan is usually done between 18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy and is a crucial part of prenatal care. 

What Is An Early Anomaly Scan?

An early anomaly scan is a medical imaging test that assesses the growth and development of the fetus. This scan is typically done between 18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy and is essential to prenatal care.

During the scan, the healthcare provider will assess the fetal organs and structures, including the brain, heart, spine, kidneys, and limbs, to ensure that they are developing properly. 

The scan will also check for any abnormalities or potential health concerns, such as congenital heart defects, neural tube defects, and Down syndrome.

Early Anomaly Scan: Procedure

The early anomaly scan is performed using ultrasound technology. The expectant mother will lie on a table, and a gel will be applied to the abdomen. 

A small transducer device will be moved over the gel to create images of the foetus on a computer screen. The images will be used to assess the growth and development of the foetus and identify any potential health concerns.

Why is an Early Anomaly Scan Important?

An early anomaly scan is essential for prenatal care. And it helps healthcare providers ensure that the foetus is developing correctly. The scan can identify any potential health concerns early on, allowing for early intervention and treatment if necessary. 

Additionally, the scan can provide peace of mind for expectant parents, knowing that their baby is healthy and developing correctly.

Why Choose Apollo Cradle

Apollo Cradle provides several specialised investigative procedures for male and female infertility, giving couples the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Apollo Cradle’s expertise lies in a patient-centred approach delivered by a team of experts using cutting-edge technology and clinical protocols.

Conclusion

An early anomaly scan is an essential tool for healthcare providers and expectant parents to assess the growth and development of the foetus. By identifying any potential health concerns early on, the scan can provide peace of mind for expectant parents and allow for early intervention and treatment if necessary.

At Apollo Cradle, we offer state-of-the-art medical imaging technology and experienced healthcare professionals who can provide you with the best care possible. If you are expecting a baby, we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider about scheduling an early anomaly scan.

Request an appointment at Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad - Jubilee Hills. Call 1860-500-1066 to book an appointment.

1. Is anomaly scan painful?

It is not painful to have the scan, but the sonographer may need to apply slight pressure to get the best views of the baby. The ultrasound screen will then display a black-and-white image of the baby.

2. When is an early anomaly scan done?

This detailed ultrasound scan, also known as a mid-pregnancy or anomaly scan, is typically performed when you are between 18 and 21 weeks pregnant. Everyone is offered the 20-week screening scan, but you are not required to have it if you do not wish to.

3. Why is an early anomaly scan done?

The primary objective of the anomaly scan is to comprehensively evaluate the pregnancy and identify any unusual conditions, particularly those affecting the brain, spine, and heart. Additionally, it is possible to inquire about the gender of the baby during the scan.\

4. Does an anomaly scan tell the gender?

The 20-week ultrasound scan, also known as an anatomy or anomaly scan, is performed between weeks 18 and 22 of pregnancy. It monitors foetal organ and body part development and can detect certain congenital defects. In most cases, the gender of the foetus can be determined.

5. Is an early scan a good idea?

A scan before six weeks can tell doctors whether the pregnancy is inside or outside your womb (uterus), but it can't tell them much else. If you want reassurance that your pregnancy is healthy, try to wait a little longer. Although waiting can be difficult, a later scan will provide you with more information.

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