During your pregnancy two of the most common scans you will be referred for, are the Nuchal Translucency (NT) Scan and a Morphology
Scan. An NT scan is a screening test to establish if your pregnancy has a high risk of Down’s Syndrome or other chromosomal
conditions. It involves a blood test and an ultrasound. Ideally, you arrange for your blood test to be carried out first, from
about 9 weeks. You can then book your NT ultrasound scan between 12 weeks and 13 weeks and 6 days. The morphology scan is used
to assess the well-being of your baby and to check your dates. This scan is performed during your pregnancy between 18 to 22
weeks. Our highly experience sonographers are fully ASAR accredited and perform these ultrasounds.
Nuchal Translucency is the fluid found at the back of your baby’s head and neck, just beneath the skin. The thickness
of this fluid can be precisely measured. Data gathered from the scan measurement, blood test results and personal
information are used to calculate either a low risk or high risk outcome.