Obstetrical Ultrasound

Obstetrical ultrasound is a vital imaging procedure used during pregnancy to monitor the development and well-being of the fetus. At Radiology Associates, we provide comprehensive obstetrical ultrasound services designed to offer expectant parents peace of mind and essential information about their growing baby. Utilizing state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, our skilled sonographers capture detailed images and measurements that contribute to the overall assessment of fetal health, growth, and development.

Our obstetrical ultrasound services are a cornerstone of prenatal care, offering expectant parents detailed insights into their baby’s development at various stages of pregnancy. These ultrasounds are performed at key points during the gestational period to monitor fetal growth, assess the health of the mother and baby, and provide a magical first glimpse of the unborn child.

Key Stages for Obstetrical Ultrasound

Dating Ultrasound: Typically performed between 6 to 10 weeks, this initial scan establishes the gestational age of the fetus, determines the due date, and confirms the number of fetuses.

Nuchal Translucency (NT) Scan: Conducted between 11 to 13 weeks, the NT scan assesses the risk of Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities by measuring the fluid at the back of the fetal neck.

Anatomy Scan (Level II Ultrasound): Between 18 to 22 weeks, this detailed scan examines the fetal anatomy for any developmental abnormalities. It also allows parents to learn the baby’s sex if desired.

Growth and Well-being Scan: Conducted around 28-32 weeks and sometimes again at 36 weeks, these scans assess fetal growth, fetal position, the amount of amniotic fluid, placental position, and overall fetal well-being.

Biophysical Profile (BPP): This test may be recommended in the third trimester to monitor the baby’s movement, breathing actions, muscle tone, and amniotic fluid volume.

What to Expect During Your Ultrasound Visits

Before the Procedure

Most ultrasounds require no special preparation, though a full bladder may be necessary for first trimester scans to improve visualization.

During the Procedure

A sonographer applies a gel to your abdomen and uses a transducer to capture images. You might be asked to change positions to get better views of the fetus.


Exams typically last 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of ultrasound being conducted.

After the Ultrasound

Our radiologists, specialized in prenatal imaging, will analyze the ultrasound images and collaborate with your healthcare provider. You’ll be informed about the findings, any concerns identified, and the next steps in your prenatal care plan.

Why Choose Radiology Associates for
Your Obstetrical Ultrasound

Our state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment produces clear and precise images for the best possible analysis of fetal health and development.

We understand the emotional and physical aspects of pregnancy and strive to make your ultrasound experience as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

Our sonographers and radiologist are experienced in the latest prenatal imaging techniques, ensuring accurate and comprehensive assessments.