What is the anomaly scan?
An anomaly scan takes a close look at your baby and your womb (uterus) at about 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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When can I have the anomaly scan?
The anomaly scan is performed between 20-24 weeks of gestation.
What does the anomaly scan check for?
During the scan we examine each part of the fetal body, determine the position of the placenta, assess the amount of amniotic fluid, and measure fetal growth. Special attention is paid to the brain, face, spine, heart, stomach, bowel, kidneys, and limbs. The main purpose of the anomaly scan is to assess the pregnancy thoroughly and determine the presence of any rare conditions including those of the brain, spine, and heart. You can also request to know the gender of the baby at this scan.
If any abnormalities are detected the significance of the findings will be discussed and the patients will be given the opportunity to have further counselling with a consultant.
How is the anomaly scan performed?
The anomaly scan is performed trans-abdominally which means over the tummy.
Why do I need to have the anomaly scan?
This is an important detailed scan that is performed to examine each part of the fetal body and to check for any abnormalities.
What is the price for the anomaly scan?
Please see list of all our prices on Treatment fees section
Important information about your appointment:
The anomaly scan duration is usually 45 minutes up to one hour in singleton pregnancies.
Scan report will be available immediately with a print-out after your appointment and emailed to your referring doctor email if this has been provided.
2D (black and white) as well as 3D photos will be given to you with no extra charge.
If you are contacting us for a second opinion, please make sure you provide us with your reports before the appointment.
If an assessment of the Cervix is required, then a transvaginal cervical assessment may be performed with an extra charge