Detailed Anatomy Scan
(17 – 26 Weeks) £150.00

nI April 2010, The National Screening Committee changed the criteria for what should be looked for during your NHS anatomy scan and recommended that this scan should be undertaken between 18 and 21 weeks (to enable decisions to be made about the pregnancy should any problems be detected).  What can be demonstrated will depend on when we scan your baby and it is important to remember that not all abnormalities can be seen at all stages of pregnancy.  However, when we perform the scan we will undertake an assessment of your baby’s:

  • Head, Brain and face
  • Chest and abdomen including the heart, diaphragm, stomach, kidneys and bladder
  • Spine
  • The cord insertion
  • All four limbs and the position of the hands and feet
  • The placental site and fluid around your baby
  • Growth

You will be given a Pregnancy Progress Report together with some thermal images  to take away.

We can also determine whether you are having a boy or a girl at this stage.

£40 deposit required to secure booking*
*Minimum 48hrs notice required to refund deposit

Not all abnormalities will be detected by ultrasound and the following table is a guide to the accuracy of ultrasound in the detection of some abnormalities. For a more comprehensive table, visit the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Problem
What is it?
Chance of being seen
Spina bifida
Open spinal cord 90%
Anencephaly
Absence of the top of the head 99%
Hydrocephalus
Excess fluid within the brain (many cases present late in pregnancy or even after birth) 60%
Major congenital heart problems
25%

The cost of a private appointment is: £150.00