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TIFFA Scan also known as Anomaly Scan is the detailed scan of the fetus and can be performed between 20th to 24th week of the pregnancy. This scan is done to examine the whole fetal body, determine the position of the fetus as well as the placenta, the amount of amniotic fluid, and measurement of fetal growth. Though, special attention is given to the progress of the brain, face, spine, stomach, heart, kidneys, bowel, and limbs. If any deformity or abnormality is seen during the TIFFA Scan, then the case is further discussed with specialists and the couple will be given the chance to further decide the steps of action to be taken.
The TIFFA Scan is done to detect fetal abnormalities or deformities and may not find everything that is or might be wrong. The conditions detected by the scan are:
Yes, the patient can be accompanied by their partner or friend to see the scans. Usually, the hospitals don’t allow children to the scans as there won’t be any child safety. One can contact the facility and inquire about the visitor policies during the scans.
There are no known risks of undergoing scans to the baby or to the mother. But to undergo scans is totally up to the parents-to-be.
No, it is not necessary to undergo this scan. This is up to the couple, some wanna know whether their unborn child has any condition and some do not. Even if the mother decides not to undergo the scan the pregnancy care will be carried out in the same manner as previously.
The sonographer might be able to tell the result while doing the scan.
In most of the cases, the scan shows the growth of the baby as expected. If the scans show some kind of abnormality then the couple is asked to go for further advanced tests to confirm the condition.