Please remember that you should attend alone for any appointment at the hospital, unless you need a carer or are a child patient. All outpatients and anyone attending the hospital should wear a face covering at all times when in the hospital building. Patient visiting has been reinstated on some wards, with conditions. Ultrasound appointments are by referral only. If you have been referred by your doctor, please bring your referral letter with you to your appointment. When you attend hospital with pain or bleeding in early pregnancy, we understand that you are anxious and worried about whether or not your pregnancy will continue. We want to support you during this stressful and worrying time and are here to listen and advise you.
Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound is used to confirm dates of conception and assess the early health of your pregnancy. This scan is usually carried out at around 8 weeks of your pregnancy. It may also be helpful to perform an internal scan transvaginal scan.
Dating and anomaly scans. You will have your 12 and 20 week scans carried out in this department by our sonographers. There is a £5 charge.
For all bookings, please call us on 09 and follow the prompts from the menu to speak to one of our booking specialists. There is no appointment required for plain x-rays i. Chest x-rays, x-rays of limbs, spine pelvis etc. Click here to view our payment options. Request a Scan Request a Scan has been disabled during Alert Level 3 For all bookings, please call us on 09 and follow the prompts from the menu to speak to one of our booking specialists.
Further Information:. I have attached my referral form to this request. I have faxed my referral form. I have emailed my referral form separately. I have posted my referral form.
Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy
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Your antenatal care should start as soon as you know that you are pregnant. Ideally you need to have made contact with a midwife as soon as possible and ideally before week 10 of your pregnancy. If for any reason you have not managed to do this it is important that you contact the maternity services as soon as possible to ensure you have an early health and well-being assessment and offer of antenatal screening, which need to happen at particular points of your pregnancy see below. At UCLH, we encourage self-referral to our antenatal service, but you also have the choice to go via your GP who will make the referral for you.
You can self-refer by making direct contact with a midwife by calling the hospital on or by completing the online self-referral form. Your midwife will make an appointment to see you at the start of your pregnancy.
Pregnancy & nuchal translucency ultrasound
Online Booking. You find out that the next available appointment is some time away and you need the scan as soon as possible They are part of a much wider team whose role includes promoting, preventing and initiating treatment.
Ultrasound examinations can be performed on most parts of the body and they provide excellent information about a variety of conditions — from pregnancy to gall stones, varicose veins and even muscle tears. Scanning may take up to 1 hour but generally most appointments are for 20—30 minutes. Ultrasound examinations are carried out and interpreted by a radiologist a doctor trained in reading X-rays and ultrasounds and a sonographer a technologist trained in ultrasound imaging.
Often your radiologist will speak with you while viewing the ultrasound screen — this is quite routine and should not cause alarm. The images are then interpreted by the radiologist and the results are forwarded directly to your doctor. Ultrasounds do not use radiation. Instead, they use high-frequency sound waves much higher than human ears can hear , which are produced by the ultrasound probe transducer.
The reflected sound waves are detected by the probe and used to create an image, which is displayed on the monitor of the ultrasound machine. Sometimes ultrasounds are used in interventional procedures.
You may been advised to attend our Early Pregnancy Unit EPU by a healthcare professional because there is a possibility a problem may have arisen during the early stages first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. You may have also self-referred yourself because of your previous pregnancy history please see section on self-referral eligibility criteria. We understand that this is a very stressful time for both couples and their families. Our aim is to support you through this early stage of pregnancy, to maintain your confidentiality and to investigate your symptoms and offer treatment when indicated.
This is NOT an appointment service and we prioritise patients depending on clinical need rather than on time of attendance.
I will always do a dating and viability scan at your first pregnancy visit. If there were no issues of concern on the second trimester scan, it is very Because this is a nondiagnostic, ‘nonMedicare’ scan, you don’t need a referral to have it done.
Dating is sometimes called a nuchal translucency scan. The nuchal translucency measurement can be taken during the dating scan. Find out more about the combined screening test for Down’s syndrome. You won’t be offered the combined without test if your dating scan happens after 14 weeks. Instead, you will be offered another blood test between 14 and 20 weeks of pregnancy to screen for the risk of Down’s syndrome.
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Pregnancy / Obstetric Ultrasound 3D & 4D Scans
Ultrasound is a type of diagnostic medical imaging system which uses sound waves above the threshold of hearing to capture live images from within your body. It is painless and used in most soft tissue areas of the body. It is most well-known for its use in pregnancy. Your doctor, midwife or physio will refer you to have an ultrasound scan to help with the diagnosis of a condition or to assess your baby during pregnancy.
A sonographer is a medical professional who performs the scan and a radiologist is a doctor who specialises in reporting the scan findings.
What will happen when I ring up or use the online referral service? No. You’ll have your first scan at 12 weeks unless there’s a reason for Your week dating scan will take place at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant you have the option to book your maternity care directly with Lancashire teaching Hospitals instead of seeing your GP; we encourage you to do this as soon as possible so you can see your midwife and have your early screening tests. Please answer the questions as fully as possible as this will enable us to ensure you receive the most appropriate care. When you submit the form our booking team will arrange your first booking appointment and also notify your GP of your pregnancy.
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Dating Scan Before 10 weeks
It is important to start your antenatal care early in your pregnancy, as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Information for women who have self-referred between the 8th and 13th August We discovered a temporary issue with our online maternity self-referral form. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. The following questions help us to understand your situation, when you will need your first scan, and what kind of maternity care you might need.
Please answer as best you can. We will discuss your responses further at your first appointment.
Please bring your referral, Medicare and/or Pension Health Care Card and any previous imaging relating the the region being scanned. Instructions on how to.
It may not apply to your specific situation. It is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have a question or concern, please raise it with me at your next appointment or contact me sooner if it’s urgent. There are a few different times in the pregnancy that you may have an ultrasound. At different times in the pregnancy we are looking for different things.
Here is a quick summary of the ultrasounds you may have. Not everyone needs all of these scans and some people need many more, this is a guide only. This is usually done between 6 and 10 weeks or at your first visit, if that happens to be later. We first look to see that the fetal heart is beating that is, that the fetus is alive and then have a careful look within the uterus to see how many fetuses there are that is, is this a multiple pregnancy.
The next step is to measure the fetus to see if your period dates are correct. Measurements at this early stage are very accurate and are generally considered to be more accurate than your period dates, even if you have a regular cycle. I will always do a dating and viability scan at your first pregnancy visit. Depending on when you book and what appointments are available, this is usually between 8 and 10 weeks gestation.
Dr Rachel Ryan
An ultrasound uses sound waves to form pictures of part of the body. A transducer the ultrasound probe moves over the skin producing and receiving the soundwaves. A special gel is applied to the skin to help transmit the sound waves. Please bring any previous ultrasound or X-ray images that are relevant to your examination.
You will need to get a referral from your doctor or midwife for a dating scan. Most women can instead have their first scan at 11 to 13 weeks — this is usually called.
Trans abdominal ultrasound scan. Some warm gel is applied to your lower abdomen and a probe is used to transmit ultrasound images to the screen for interpretation. A trans-vaginal internal scan may also be required to fully assess your pregnancy. You will be asked to empty your bladder and a probe will be inserted into the vagina as far as a tampon.
This additional technique can give extra information which may be critical in assessing the well-being of your pregnancy. The scan will confirm your due date and assess the viability of the pregnancy. The scan is most accurate around weeks. We can also scan you if you are having problems with your pregnancy e. We can then check to see if your baby is alive or whether you might be having a miscarriage or whether you might have an ectopic pregnancy.
You must bring your referral with you. We cannot scan you without the referral from you doctor or midwife. The sonographer will discuss the results with you. These results will be with your referrer in days. Obstetric Services.