September 24, 2020

What is an anomaly scan?

An anomaly scan, also called the mid-pregnancy scan, is an ultrasound scan carried out when you’re between 18 and 21 weeks pregnant. The scan is done to take a closer look at the baby and the womb (uterus) and to have an idea where the placenta is lying.

An anomaly scan takes about 30 minutes.

Why get an anomaly scan done?

It is completely up to you to get an anomaly scan or not.

But if you do get one, the purpose of the scan is to look for any major physical abnormalities in the growing fetus.

The scan shows a black and white two dimensional image that gives a side view of the baby in the womb. It gives the person conducting the scan a vague idea of what is going on inside the womb, even though the scan may not be able to pick up every problem.

What can you see in the scan?

During the scan, you can see parts of the baby’s body, such as the face and hands. The sonographer or the person conducting the scan can also point out your baby’s heartbeat for you.

The baby’s bones appear white on the scan, and the soft tissue looks grey and speckled. The amniotic fluid surrounding your baby will look black.

If you’re an expecting mother and want to get an anomaly scan done, look no further!

As a pioneer in the field of sonology, Dr. Seema Gupta is a highly reputed medical professional.

She has accumulated experience in the field of ultrasound over the past 20 years.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Seema has worked with many renowned hospitals such as Sundarlal Jain hospital and Maharaja Agrasen hospital as an Ultrasonologist, before opening her own clinic by the name ‘Dr. Seema’s Ultrasound Clinic’.

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