A detailed obstetrical ultrasound is performed during the second trimester of pregnancy, after the 18 week mark. This exam uses ultrasound pulsing to evaluate the condition of your baby and the position of the placenta and includes a head-to-toe examination of your baby’s abdominal organs and the heart, arms, hands, legs, feet, eyes, nose, lips and the brain anatomy.
Measurements will be taken to determine your baby’s size and the number of weeks since conception; most pregnancies have a gestation period of 40 weeks. The amount of amniotic fluid and position of the placenta will also be evaluated during this exam.
Our radiologists will interpret your information and aim to forward the results to your doctor by the end of the next working day.
This exam is covered under the Alberta Health Care Plan.