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Doctor insights on: How Do They Measure Nuchal Translucency

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How do they measure nuchal translucency?

How do they measure nuchal translucency?

Ultrasound: Nuchal translucency (nt) is typically measured between weeks 11 and 14. The sonographer measures the thickness of the tissues of the back of the fetal neck. After the image is magnified, calipers are placed along the inner margin of the tissues of the neck. ...Read more

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Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?

Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?

It is highly recomme: Recommended as it is the standard of care ! it will help identify that your fetus has no problems and you will also need a fetal anatomy scan at 20 weeks to make sure everything is ok , I am sure it will be , but if it is not then you have options and your OB can better manage you either way. ...Read more

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How do doctors measure a baby's development with ultrasound?

How do doctors measure a baby's development with ultrasound?

Obstetrical Dating: Scanning of the fetus in the first trimester can be performed either transabdominally or transvaginally. Once a pregnancy has been documented, serial examinations are performed and measurements of the fetus, including head circumference, abdomen circumference, and femur length, are used to determine adequacy of growth and development. These parameters are compared to well-established norms. ...Read more

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Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Problem with baby: Blood flow in the mca (middle cerebral artery) may be abnormal if a baby is not getting enough oxygen, either because it has anemia so that it's blood cannot carry enough oxygen, or because it is not getting enough oxygen from the placenta. If your baby is not growing well, or if you have an infection or problem that might be causing anemia, your doctor may look at the baby's mca with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Do ultrasounds let doctors measure babies?

Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds measure fetal or gestational age? And how accurate are they at 7 weeks 5 days?

Do ultrasounds measure fetal or gestational age? And how accurate are they at 7 weeks 5 days?

Yes. "Accurate".: Ultrasound pregnancy dating scans measure fetal size or age (time since conception), and convert the measurements to human gestational age. Gestational age is calculated by adding 2 weeks to the age of the fetus (to the time since conception), and roughly represents the total weeks since the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP). All dates are ESTIMATES, so 7w 5d means about 7w to 8w 3d. ...Read more

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How accurate are crown to rump length measurements on an 8 and 12 week ultrasound ?

How accurate are crown to rump length measurements on an 8 and 12 week ultrasound ?

Good: Ultrasound crown-rump length measurements have an accuracy of +/- 4 days during the 1st trimester between weeks 6-13. ...Read more

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Can they do ultrasound of the kidneys when they do my ob scan?

Can they do ultrasound of the kidneys when they do my ob scan?

U/s: Technically, yes. But, there should be a medical reason that checking the kidneys will benefit you. ...Read more

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What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

Distance: The lengthier arms means absolutely nothing except the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips. There is a tremendous genetic variation on arm length. ...Read more

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How do doctors measure how thin my blood is?

How do doctors measure how thin my blood is?

Thinning Agent???: I assume that you are referring to the use of a "blood thinner", such as Coumadin (warfarin). In this case, we do a blood test called the prothrombin time (pt). If you are using Heparin as a blood thinner, we would check your activated partial thromboplastin time (aptt). I hope this is what you were referring to? ...Read more

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Where can I find out about nuchal translucency screening?

You doctor: Your ob/gyn can explain that to you. It is safe and effective, but it is not available everywhere and is not considered the standard of care for pregnancy surveillance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how accurate is portable ultrasound screenings of carotid arteries?

Can you tell me how accurate is portable ultrasound screenings of carotid arteries?

Very: As long as the portable ultrasound screening program is icavl accredited, the results will be 90%-98% accurate. Ultrasounds are operator dependent, that is why it is important that the ultrasound lab follow standard protocols to optimize results. Icavl is an acronym for... Intersocietal commission for the accreditation of vascular laboratories. ...Read more

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How acurate are at home hemoglobin monitors ? Can i rely on this monitor to show accurate hemoglobin levels?

See below: These are only moderately accurate but give you a fairly decent idea of your hemoglobin for instance if it should drop suddnley that would be significant. ...Read more

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Gestational sac measured 25 mm and crl 10 mm. Heartbeat detected and normal. How much its chance to continue n how old is the gestational age?

Gestational sac measured 25 mm and crl 10 mm. Heartbeat detected and normal. How much its chance to continue n how old is the gestational age?

90%: If the size of the pregnancy and gestational age are appropriate then the success rate is proximally 90% after seeing heartbeat. The 10 mm crown rump length is consistent with the pregnancy at proximally six and a half to seven weeks. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm. What does this mean?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm. What does this mean?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more