We provide professional support in Ultrasound.
Ultrasound is one of the most important tests that enable
early diagnosis of many problems in the follow-up of both normal pregnancies
and problematic pregnancies during pregnancy. Ultrasound in pregnant women
can be considered as the examination of the baby in the womb. In this
respect, it is recommended to make an ultrasound evaluation at least once every
The first ultrasound performed during early pregnancy is
particularly important because the pregnancy week of the baby is precisely
determined and the subsequent follow-ups are evaluated accordingly, and it can
be easily understood with ultrasound whether the early pregnancy is a pregnancy
with a normal position or an ectopic pregnancy. During this examination,
various body measurements of the baby are made, the estimated weight is
calculated, the amount of fluid is measured, and it is determined whether the
obtained findings are compatible with the week of gestation. When
necessary, detailed examination and follow-up is performed by experienced physicians
with advanced ultrasound.
Detailed ultrasound or detailed ultrasound or advanced
(second level) ultrasound are synonymous 3-dimensional ultrasound or
4-dimensional ultrasound are not the same as these, but are often thought to be
the same among the public. During the detailed ultrasound, the face, hands
and feet of the baby can be shown to the family in 4 dimensions, but the
detailed ultrasound is mainly done in 2 dimensions. What is important in
detailed ultrasound is not that the ultrasound device is 3 or 4 dimensional,
even if it is not 3-4 dimensional. What is important in detailed
ultrasound is the evaluation of an experienced specialist (usually
perinatologist, obstetrician or radiologist).
In normal pregnancy follow-up, fetal anomaly screening is
performed by obstetricians between 17-22 weeks. Fetal anomaly screening
(first level ultrasound) is performed to investigate the presence of a
congenital defect (anomaly) in the baby in every risk-free pregnancy. When
a risk or suspicion is detected in fetal anomaly screening, the patient is
referred for a detailed (second level) ultrasound examination. Here, the
perinatologist examines again and gives detailed information to the family
about the baby’s condition.
Detailed ultrasound can be performed between 17-23 weeks,
but often 17th-18th. It is applied in weeks. The review takes
approximately 20-30 minutes. Sometimes, if there is a suspicion, an
ultrasound is performed again after 3-4 weeks, but if there is no suspicion or
risk, it is normally performed once in pregnancy and not repeated.
In detailed ultrasound, the baby’s inside of the head,
brain, spine (waist opening), inside the chest, heart, abdominal organs,
stomach, intestine, kidneys, arms-legs (hands and feet inward-extroverted),
fingers (lack-excess), face, (cleft palate-lip), etc., each organ is examined
in detail. In addition, the baby’s water and placenta (baby’s wife) are
Detailed second level ultrasound is often performed at
17-18 weeks, these weeks are early to evaluate the heart, it cannot be
evaluated very well. If necessary, the heart is most clearly evaluated
with fetal echocardiography in the 21-22 weeks.