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    Posted on 15 Jul 2024 in Ultrasound

    A nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound scan is a prenatal screening test conducted during the first trimester of pregnancy, typically between 11 and 14 weeks of gestation. The primary purpose of the NT scan is to assess the risk of certain chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). During the NT scan, an ultrasound is used to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of the baby's n...

    Posted on 01 Jul 2024 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound

    What is a dating scan? A dating scan is an ultrasound performed early in pregnancy to determine the gestational age of the fetus. This scan is crucial for providing an accurate due date and ensuring the pregnancy is progressing normally. Here are key points about the dating scan: What is a Dating Scan? Purpose: The primary purpose of a dating scan is to establish how far along the pregnancy is and to estimate the due date (EDD). ...

    Posted on 07 Nov 2022 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound, General

    3D scans show pictures of your baby in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension. It’s natural to be excited by the prospect of your first scan. Whilst this is a wonderful experience that cannot be missed, there are much more to pregnancy that a 3D/4D scan. A lot of ultrasound practices offers little to see those few grams in your belly. They offer a bonding experience but that is about it. Usually they will say please not...

    Posted on 10 May 2022 in Ultrasound, General

    We have made the biggest investment to date by purchasing a brand-new GE P8 Ultrasound Machine for our Brackenfell practice. This is state-of-the-art technology allowing us to take our practice to the next level by providing crisp and clear images and detail as never before....

    Posted on 09 Dec 2019 in Ultrasound

    We have just purchased another ultrasound machine allowing us to expand quicker. We are very excited about this and hope this will give us the opportunity to be able to service more locations....

    Posted on 22 Jun 2018 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound, General

    From 15 July 2018 we will be offering Anomaly / Detail Scans on Sundays for your convenience. We have had an influx of requests for these types of scans and have decided to include it into our offering of services. Just like all the other scans you can book online....

    Posted on 13 Jun 2018 in Ultrasound, General

    3D/4D Ultrasounds use state-of-the-art technology allowing you to see what your baby looks like, smiling and moving inside the womb. We have embraced technology and have aquired one of the best mobile 3D/4D scanners available. We are also the only practice in the Western Cape (probably South Africa) that have a complete online booking system allowing you to book your appointment 24/7. We keep you updated with SMS and Emails. We even send you directions and reminders. FirstGlimps...

    Posted on 22 May 2018 in Pregnancy, Ultrasound, General

    Many parents are keen to know the sex of their baby before it is born. Using an ultrasound you can tell whether a baby is a boy or a girl. Can I find out my baby's gender in the first trimester (1 to 12 weeks)? The sex of a baby is genetically determined at conception, but during the early development they all look the same. It is very unlikely that you will get to know the sex in the first trimester. Can I find out my baby's gender in the second trimester (13 to 28 we...

    Posted on 05 Apr 2017 in Ultrasound, General

    Unline 2D scans where you see the internal organs and outline of your baby, with 3D and 4D scans, you see your baby's skin. You may see the shape of your baby's mouth and nose, or be able to spot him or her yawning or sticking their tongue out. 3D and 4D scans are considered as safe as 2D scans, because the images are made up of sections of two-dimensional images converted into a picture. The 4D scans are increasingly popular thanks to the incredible l...

    Posted on 05 Apr 2017 in Ultrasound, General

    2D Ultrasound give you outlines and flat looking images, but can be used to see the internal organs of your baby. This is helpful in diagnosing heart defects, issues with the kidneys and other internal issues.  Although qualified sonographers can perform these types of scans it is best left to your Gyneacologist as he or she has the proper training and experience and knows what to look for. These types of scans are usually done during your routine...