What Is the Difference Between Fetal Structural Scans and Ultrasounds?

    Fetal structural scans cover the same parameters as ordinary antenatal ultrasounds plus more

    Ordinary antenatal ultrasounds are used to detect fetal heartbeat, fetal size and presentation, amniotic fluid volume surrounding the fetus, and the placental site.

    Fetal structural scans cover the same parameters as ordinary antenatal ultrasounds in addition to measuring specific anatomical parts of the fetus. Structures that are typically measured include the:

    • Cranium and brain structure
    • Lips
    • Spine
    • Heart
    • Lungs
    • Stomach
    • Kidneys and bladder
    • Limbs
    • Other organs and structures

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