Early Pregnancy Ultrasound
What is an early pregnancy assessment ultrasound scan?
Ultrasound is the most commonly used medical imaging method in early pregnancy and is central to the management of patients with suspected early pregnancy problems.
An Early pregnancy assessment ultrasound scan carried out by fertility imaging is a high resolution ultrasound scan that can occur between 6-12 weeks gestation.
This highly specialised ultrasound scan is carried out by our qualified fertility specialist radiographer. It takes approximately 15 minutes.
Self-referrals are accepted however your GP details are requested when you book in the event the pregnancy is not viable. Your GP can then refer you to the early pregnancy unit where you will looked after by the specialists in your local EPU.
Our high resolution transvaginal early pregnancy scans will confirm the following:
If you have a gestation sac in utero
If it is a single or multiple pregnancy by confirming the number of embryos establish viability by confirming the presence of a heartbeat.
Early pregnancy ultrasound is a proven accurate method of correctly dating the gestational age of the fetus.
Reassurance a woman and her partner of the absence of complications.
If the news is bad news we will aim to look after you by emailing your report to your GP straightaway so that you can get referred to the early pregnancy unit. Your report with images will be emailed to you in the event that your ultrasound report can help speed up your patient pathway through the unit.
Types of early pregnancy scans we offer are:
Single Pregnancy 8 Week
Twin Pregnancy 8 Week
Spontaneous miscarriage affects 1 in 5 pregnancies. If you have bleeding or cramping or feel something isn’t right please book in with us straight away for an immediate appointment. We can provide an appointment for your scan either the same day or within 24 hours. Further
information on managing bleeding in first trimester can be accessed through the hse website
If the scan reveals the pregnancy is not viable, our aim is to look after you by emailing your report to your GP straightaway so that you can get referred to the early pregnancy unit.
Your ultrasound report with images will be emailed to you in the event that your ultrasound
report can help speed up your patient pathway through the early pregnancy unit. Further
information on dealing with miscarriage can be accessed through the HSE website