Pregnancy dating scan uk
Second trimester screening (called the quadruple test) for Down’s syndrome can be done between 14 and 20 weeks although it is not as accurate as the combined test.In week twelve your foetus is getting more and more like a little human.
If you have found out that you are pregnant after this time, you can still be screened for Down’s syndrome (and Edwards’ and Patau syndromes).Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.This is known as ‘combined screening’ because it involves an ultrasound scan (the ‘nuchal translucency scan’) and a blood test.It is also important to know your due date accurately to avoid an unnecessary induction.The dating scan can show the gestation sac (indicating a healthy pregnancy) and the embryo.It is important for you to be aware that ultrasound scanning is a form of screening and is done to perform important checks on the health and development of your baby.
All pregnant women in England are offered the combined test for Down’s syndrome (and Edwards’ and Patau syndromes) as part of the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
He is the only holder in Scotland of this International Award for his experience and expertise in development of ultrasound imaging.
He was Head of the Department of Obstetric Ultrasound at the University of Dundee Medical School from 1970 to 1995..
He has been at the forefront of ultrasound development and application since 1965 and is internationally recognised for his experience and expertise.
In 1991 Dr Christie was awarded the 'Ian Donald Silver Memorial Medal' by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) for services to the teaching and clinical applications of ultrasound.
In recent years he has held posts as Professor of Diagnostic Ultrasound at the Universities of Malaysia, Singapore, Bangkok, Istanbul, Zagreb and Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. Christie introduced the offer of Routine Early Pregnancy Scans for viability and dating, and also 20 week scans for the detection of major abnormalities, to all pregnant women in Perth and Dundee - Professor Ian Donald of Glasgow University who was the scanning pioneer and the inspiration for my interest in the development and progressive application of ultrasound diagnostics and management in: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Infertility in Scotland.