Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare

Nuchal Translucency Scan

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, located in the prestigious districts of Belgravia and Dulwich, London, we provide expert nuchal translucency scanning as part of our comprehensive prenatal screening services. Our dedicated team uses advanced ultrasound technology to perform this important early pregnancy scan, aimed at assessing the risk of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome.

Understanding Nuchal Translucency Scans

A nuchal translucency scan is a specialized ultrasound performed between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. This scan measures the amount of fluid at the back of a baby’s neck, known as the nuchal fold. An increased thickness in this area can be an indicator of certain genetic conditions, including Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or trisomy 13.

Our Diagnostic Approach

Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare employs a precise and sensitive approach to nuchal translucency scanning:

  • Specialist Sonographers: Our scans are conducted by certified sonographers who specialize in fetal medicine.
  • State-of-the-Art Ultrasound Technology: We use the latest ultrasound equipment to ensure accurate and clear imaging.
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment: The scan data is combined with maternal age and blood test results to provide a comprehensive risk evaluation for chromosomal abnormalities.
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Benefits of a Nuchal Translucency Scan

Choosing to have a nuchal translucency scan at Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare provides several benefits:

  • Early Detection: This scan allows for the early detection of potential genetic issues, enabling timely and informed decisions.
  • Non-Invasive: The procedure is safe and non-invasive, posing no risk to the mother or baby.
  • Peace of Mind: Provides reassurance and emotional support by offering clarity on the baby’s health early in the pregnancy.

    What to Expect During Your Nuchal Translucency Scan

    When you visit Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare for a nuchal translucency scan, you can expect:

    • A Comfortable Experience: Our clinics are designed to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
    • Detailed Consultation: After the scan, our specialists will discuss the results with you, explain what they mean, and advise on any further steps if necessary.
    • Supportive Care: Our team is committed to providing empathetic support and guidance throughout your screening process.