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Ferquently Asked Questions from Fetal Scan Centre | Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Ferquently Asked Questions

1) What is Pregnancy Ultrasound?

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build up a picture of the inside of the body. The ultrasound scanner has a microphone which gives off sound waves which are then reflected back and converted into an image by the ultrasound machine. With a 2D ultrasound, the Sonographer can view different layers of the baby, from the outer extremities to the internal organs. A 3D or 4D ultrasound scan differs where only the outside of the baby can be seen; it forms a topographical image of the baby so that the contours of the face and limbs can be more defined.

2) Why should I have a scan and are they safe?

Ultrasound scans are safe in pregnancy. it allows us to see the baby as if we are looking through a glass plane. The purpose of having a scan is to determine:
# Correct dates (period of gestation)
# Baby is formed normally
# Baby is growing well

A normal ultrasound examination assures us that the little one is doing well.

3) When should one have scans in pregnancy?

Scans are recommended in pregnancy at three points in time :

a) First trimester Scan (11-14 weeks)
b) Target Scan / Detail Scan (18-22 weeks)
c) Growth Scan (after 32 weeks)

4) When is the best time to have 4D baby ultrasound scan?

You can have the 4D baby scan between the 22nd and 34th week of pregnancy although we suggest you try to book between your 24th week and your 29th week. At the earlier stages you will see more of your baby’s body and at the later stages you see more of your baby’s facial features.

5) I am having twins, does this make a difference?

All of our scans require extra time if you are expecting twins. The charge for your scan is the same as it is for a singleton, however you need to advise us at the time of your booking so that we can allow the extra time for your appointment.

You will need to book your 4D baby scan slightly earlier at around 24 weeks gestation as there is less space to scan your babies in the later stages.

6) Is the scan safe?

Yes. Ultrasound during pregnancy is widely accepted as safe for both mother and baby.