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Pregnancy Scans Overview

Skanda Advanced Ultrasound Scan Centre starts right from the onset of pregnancy. Our Fetal Medicine experts are concerned with the health of the fetus at every stage – monitoring growth & development; predicting, detecting & managing any complications; and treating congenital disorders & anomalies in the womb itself.


  • This scan is performed in the 6-10 weeks of pregnancy
  • It is performed to confirm the pregnancy and presence of fetal heart beat
  • Also, to check the number of fetuses (twins, triplets)
  • In case of vaginal bleeding or abdomen pain, this scan is performed to identify the underlying cause


  • This scan is carried out from 11 weeks - 13 weeks & 6 days
  • It is performed to screen your baby's risk of having Down syndrome and some other chromosomal abnormalities
  • To examine the structural development of the fetus

TIFFA SCAN (Targeted Imaging For Fetal Anomalies)

  • This is a detailed scan performed between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy
  • It is the most important pregnancy scan because it detects any congenital abnormalities in the growing fetus
  • It is performed to examine each part of the fetal body with specific attention to fetal brain, face, spine, heart, stomach, kidneys and limbs


  • This scan is usually performed after 28 weeks of pregnancy
  • It is performed to obtain the estimate of fetal weight
  • This scan helps to assess the fetal wellbeing, to check the position of placenta, to assess the amniotic fluid volume
  • Also, to look for umbilical cord around the baby’s neck
  • Usually this scan is combined with doppler study

Fetal Echo Cardiography

  • This study is done to check the heart of your developing baby
  • Fetal echo can help find heart defects before birth

Fetal Neurosonogram

  • This scan is done specifically when an abnormality is suspected in the Brain and spinal cord of baby
  • This is detailed targeted ultrasound study for the brain and spinal cord to identify the specific problems
  • This often requires 3D and 4D scans
  • Usually done abdominally; however, some times vaginal scan may be required

4D AND 5D Scans

  • 4D/5D scan provides high definition images of baby’s facial features and shape in both still images and moving images
  • It is always fascinating to see your baby by 4D / 5D state-of-the-art technology
  • Some fetal conditions like cleft lip, spinal defects may require 3D/4D scan for better assessment

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