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Diagnostic Ultrasound | Babies and Bellies

Diagnostic Ultrasound

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DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND

Diagnostic Services must be ordered by your healthcare provider and are covered by most insurances. The final report will be sent to your provider that same day. Please bring your doctor’s order with you to your appointment.

FIRST TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND

Confirms viability, heartbeat and dating of the pregnancy. Evaluates maternal structures such as the cervix and ovaries.

NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY ULTRASOUND

Performed between 11-14 weeks of pregnancy to measure the translucent area of the skin on the back of your baby’s neck, known as the nuchal fold. This is a screening exam used to help identify higher chances for chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s Syndrome in a fetus, particularly for older women who have higher risks of such pregnancies.

FETAL ANATOMY EVALUATION

Performed between 18-22 weeks of pregnancy, confirms pregnancy dates, heart rate, location of the placenta, amniotic fluid volume, length of the cervix and screening for fetal abnormalities. You will receive free 3D pictures when you schedule your anatomy ultrasound with us.

 

2ND/3RD TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND

Determines baby’s position, heart rate, amniotic fluid volume, estimate the weight of the fetus, placental characteristics and monitors any fetal abnormality that may have been previously identified.

 

FETAL BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE

This ultrasound is a fetal well-being assessment. It is a test that measures the health of your baby during pregnancy. A BPP is commonly done during the last trimester of pregnancy. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor may order a BPP weekly or bi-weekly starting 32 weeks.

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CERVICAL LENGTH EVALUATION

If you had a history of late miscarriages (in the 2nd trimester) or premature delivery, you may be advised to have transvaginal scans to measure the length of your cervix in future pregnancies. This is to look for early signs of the cervix opening before the baby is due. Cervical length scans may also be recommended if you are expecting twins or have had surgery to your cervix.

PELVIC AND TRANSVAGINAL GYN ULTRASOUND

A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that accesses organs and structures within the female pelvis including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. A TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND is a more invasive diagnostic exam used to evaluate the same structures within the female pelvis. This method will provide more focused detailed images. Transvaginal means across or through the vagina. The ultrasound probe will be placed inside the vagina.

- Blue Cross Blue Shield                                                                                                                 - Medicare
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan                                                                                                      - AARP
- Tufts                                                                                                                                                   - Aetna
- Cigna                                                                                                                                                  - Health Plans, inc
- US Family                                                                                                                                          - Humana
- Tricare                                                                                                                                                - London Health
- Neighborhood Health Plan of RI                                         
- United Healthcare

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