Ultrasound scans for women are an important tool for screening in pregnancy and diagnosis of gynaecology issues. The private ultrasound scanning service at The Medical Chambers Kensington is provided by leading specialists, at appointment times to suit you.
Ultrasound Scans in Pregnancy
5-11 Week Early Pregnancy Scan For reassurance and accurate dating or to check the pregnancy when there have been concerning symptoms or a history of problems in pregnancy.
12 Week Nuchal Translucency Pregnancy Scan Typically the first scan given in pregnancy, this "Nuchal Scan" confirms pregnancy and predicts dates, and provides information to assist with screening for Down Syndrome and other physical or chromosomal abnormalities.
20 Week Pregnancy Scan The most important ultrasound scanning screen to determine normal development of the baby and conditions for pregnancy.
26-40 Week Pregnancy Scan To confirm normal development and healthy functioning of the placenta and pregnancy.
Ultrasound scans for women's health or gynaecological problems
The images revealed through pelvic ultrasound scanning allow us to evaluate the uterus, ovaries and endometrium and other organs within the pelvis. This helps in a diagnosis of the causes behind symptoms such as heavy bleeding and pain.
Ultrasound scanning for renal, abdominal and other symptoms
Ultrasound scanning is also used to inspect kidney structure and function, to observe other abdominal organs and analyse activity elsewhere in the body, for instance in breast tissue. With highly refined technology, including 3D and 4D imaging and Doppler scans, ultrasound scanning can be used to investigate symptoms throughout the body.
For more information on the use of ultrasound in women's health, please follow this link.