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1. What is the anomaly scan?
Tiffa scan (Targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) or anomaly scan is done to rule out any structural and chromosomal abnormalities in growing fetus. It is usually done in between 18-23 weeks of pregnancy.
2. Is anomaly scan safe during pregnancy?
Yes , the scan is safe during 18 weeks of pregnancy. It is done in between 18-23 weeks of pregnancy. It doesn't harm the mother or the baby and it is performed routinely as part of prenatal care.
3. Why is the anomaly scan recommended?
It is recommended to rule out any structural and chromosomal abnormalities in growing fetus. If any abnormalities are detected, then further management can be done after discussing the significance of the findings with the parents. We can check fetal movements during the scan.
4. Is an anomaly scan similar to x-ray?
No. The anomaly scan uses high frequency sound waves to visualize images of the baby inside the womb and look for abnormalities. X-rays are dangerous and not used during pregnancy at all.
5. What is diagnosed in the anomaly scan?
The scan detects birth defects like-
- celft lip and palate