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Detailed Ultrasound

An ultrasound uses sound waves to produce an image of the fetus inside the uterus.  Ultrasound is sometimes referred to as a sonogram.  It is non-invasive and poses no risk to either mother or baby.  Often ultrasounds are done to check pregnancy dating and to examine the fetus for normal growth and development.  Common reasons for having an ultrasound include: 

  • Determining the gestational age of the baby

  • Checking the baby's position in the womb

  • Determining the cause for bleeding during pregnancy.  

  • Evaluating the anatomy and growth of a baby

  • Diagnosing multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)

  • First trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities

  • Diagnosis of birth defects

High resolution (level II) ultrasound can detect many fetal birth defects.  This is sometimes referred to as an "anatomy scan."  This ultrasound screening uses the latest equipment and and requires sonographers who understand the causes of birth defects.  Our practice uses state-of-the-art equipment and experienced maternal fetal medicine sonographers.  Every ultrasound is read by a physician with a specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine.  Wilmington Maternal Fetal Medicine is accredited by the American Institute in Ultrasound Medicine in both focused obstetrical ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram.  

Detailed Ultrasound: Our Services
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