Us obstetric nuchal dating scan

Every woman will be routinely offered two ultrasound scans during pregnancy. Most scans are performed with a probe placed on your abdomen but occasionally internal scanning may be required.

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For more information please visit please contact Kathy Franks, our specialist midwife and antenatal screening coordinator at Frimley Park Hospital on 01276 526989 or at Wexham Park you can contact our screening team on 01753 633301.

The maternity ultrasound staff at Wexham Park Hospital can be contacted on 01753 634510.

Nuchal translucency (NT) is a collection of fluid under the skin at the back of a baby's neck.

The nuchal translucency scan measures the thickness of this fluid to assess the risk of Down's syndrome. If the scan reveals that there is more fluid than usual, it could be a sign of Down's syndrome.

The Fetal Medicine Department provides a comprehensive ultrasound service for women booking at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.