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Article Home Women's Health Indications of ultrasound in pregnancy

Indications of ultrasound in pregnancy

Ultrasound scan is an important investigation done in the pregnancy. It is done to see if there is fetal, maternal or abnormalities in the uterus, placenta. It also used to diagnose pregnancy as early as 6 weeks.

Ultrasound imaging has been done during pregnancy for many years. It has proven to be a very useful and very effective diagnostic procedure to detect early abnormalities and the age of the foetus.


The studies  are done on ultrasound exposure during pregnancy to look at its safety. These include studies with a highly sophisticated research design. There is no convincing evidence for any danger from ultrasound during pregnancy.








  • Assessment of gestational age
  • Diagnosisof mulitple pregnancy.
  • Diagnosisof IUFD.
  • Detectionof anamoly.
  • Assessmentof intrauterine growth retardation.
  • Assessmentof fetal well being, biophysical profile.
  • Diagnosisof ectopic pregnancy.
  • Diagnosisof fetal presentations.
  • Pelvic mass diagnoiss and follow up.
  • As an adjunct to obstetric intervention.
  • Amniocentesis.
  • Chorionic villous sampling.
  • Cordocentesis.
  • Fetoscopy.
  • Intrauterine fetal therapy.