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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Ultrasound To Evaluate Twins (Overview)

This imaging study is ordered by the doctor to have an idea of the fetus's anatomy, size, gestational age, position of the placenta, amount of amniotic fluid and overall well-being. In the case of twins, you can also compare their sizes and growth. Assessing two babies in utero by ultrasound can be more technically difficult than assessing one because one twin can hide parts of the other.


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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate twins?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound to evaluate twins?

Prenatal study: This imaging study is ordered by the doctor to have an idea of the fetus's anatomy, size, gestational age, position of the placenta, amount of amniotic fluid and overall well-being. In the case of twins, you can also compare their sizes and growth. Assessing two babies in utero by ultrasound can be more technically difficult than assessing one because one twin can hide parts of the other. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
31 doctors shared insights

Ultrasound To Evaluate Twins (Overview)

This imaging study is ordered by the doctor to have an idea of the fetus's anatomy, size, gestational age, position of the placenta, amount of amniotic fluid and overall well-being. In the case of twins, you can also compare their sizes and growth. Assessing two babies in utero by ultrasound can be more technically difficult than assessing one because one twin can hide parts of the other.


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Is a high def ultrasound common with twins?

Is a high def ultrasound common with twins?

????: Don't quite know what you mean. All our fetal sonos are done with the highest possible definition. There are a few more things we evaluate with twins such as the number of placentas and the sac anatomy. Or as we are fond of saying, "twice the work for the same fee!". ...Read more

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Is my ultrasound of twins? i was 6 weeks 6days..

Can not: see the ultrasound. Your OB will be able to tell you ...Read more

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Can both of the twins be seen in detail with an ultrasound?

Can both of the twins be seen in detail with an ultrasound?

Usually: Depending on the position of the twins, the sonographer it is usually, but not always, possible to image both twins in detail and determine gender, whether they are monochorionic or dichorinonic, and to visualize their umbilical cords. However, this depends on their current gestational age. Optimal images may take more than one visit for an ultrasonogram. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ultrasound didn't detect one of my twins?

Common occurence: Early on in pregnancy it is not uncommon to lose on of the twins. If this happens early then chances are you will continue to carry the other baby without any problems. ...Read more

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Saw twins on my ultrasound but one is bigger than the other. Is that a problem?

Saw twins on my ultrasound but one is bigger than the other. Is that a problem?

Depends: In general it is common for one twin to be slightly larger than the other. In some rare cases it can be a problem ( usually with identical not fraternal twin) usually serial sonograms will be done to evaluate the growth of both twins. Ask your md what the size difference means in your case. ...Read more

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Just curious, is an ultrasound the only way to determine if your having twins?

Just curious, is an ultrasound the only way to determine if your having twins?

Yes : Ultrasound is the only reliable and safe way. Other then waiting for delivery. While Xray would show it carries unnecessary risk. ...Read more

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Can a twin be missed at 12 week ultrasound?

Can a twin be missed at 12 week ultrasound?

Yes: mistakes happen. However, it is very unlikely. If you are concerned, speak with your doctor. A second ultrasound should confirm the initial findings. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

Yes: Depending on how thorough the study & the training of the tech, missing a fetus is possible. Regular US is a 2 dimensional study and you only see what your probe lights up. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more