Ultrasonography - or ultrasound - uses high frequency sound waves to obtain an image of your baby while he/she is growing inside of you. The information obtained from these images can determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and the number of babies present, as well as provides information on your baby’s growth, position, and amount of amniotic fluid. Ultrasound is also used to detect the presence of fetal abnormalities - or birth defects. Although ultrasound is a valuable tool for identifying many fetal abnormalities, it is not capable of detecting all abnormalities.
At St.Vincent Women's Hospital, our services include:
- Routine obstetrical ultrasound which may include 3-D and 4-D imaging
- First and second trimester genetic screening ultrasounds
- Gynecological ultrasound which may include both 3-D and sonohysterography
- High resolution ultrasound targeted to evaluate specific fetal abnormalities such as fetal echocardiogram
Our offices are fully accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
For more information, please contact the Center for Prenatal Diagnosis at (317) 415-8070 or the Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genetics Center at (317) 415-8100.