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If it is not possible to obtain satisfactory images (which is very unusual) for whatever reason then we will make arrangements for a further scan or adjust the charge depending on your preference.At the Nuffield we offer 3/4D imaging as an additional component to either a detailed scan or a fetal growth and wellbeing scan. It is also possible to book a sonographer performed 3/4D studio scan with or without identification of baby’s gender.Equally, the absence of any abnormalities or problems on the scan can be a source of much re-assurance to the expectant parents.This ultrasound examination serves to perform a full assessment of the baby's development in order to reassure the parents that the organs have formed normally.The examination is usually carried out by scanning through the abdomen but if the pregnancy is very early, scanning via a probe inserted into the vagina may be appropriate (transvaginal ultrasound).

The examination is best conducted at between 20 and 24 weeks but can be performed at any stage of pregnancy beyond 18 weeks.Factors which influence the quality of the image obtained are the age of the pregnancy (better at 22 weeks than 18), the position of the baby and the patient's bodyweight (image quality tends to be poorer if the woman is heavy) .If the views are not adequate, this will be explained by the consultant and arrangements made for a repeat examination.The new 3/4 D technology can also be achieved at the growth and well being scans demonstrating baby's facial features and often baby yawning, sucking, grimacing and sometimes smiling.For other ultrasound scans not related to pregnancy click here.