What is Detailed Ultrasound?

“Detailed Ultrasound” or “Detailed Ultrasound” examination, unlike ultrasound examinations performed during normal pregnancy follow-up, is an examination with high image quality and all organs of the baby are examined.

Although pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth and postpartum period is an exciting and happy process for expectant mothers, it can be tiring. Sometimes difficulties have to be overcome. It is recommended to make a “Detailed Ultrasound” during pregnancy for expectant mothers who plan pregnancy.
It is of great importance for a healthy birth to determine possible risky situations for the mother and the baby and to take the necessary precautions at a high level.



What is the Difference of Detailed Ultrasound from Others?

The purpose of 3D and 4D imaging is to see if the baby’s sleeping position in the mother’s womb is appropriate. However, imaging may not be possible depending on the amount of water in the womb or the weight of the baby. For this reason, 100% of the baby’s condition cannot be examined.

In other words, in the “Detailed Ultrasound” examination; Almost all types of 2D Imaging, Doppler and Color Doppler, 3D and 4D Imaging are utilized.
The health conditions of the expectant mother and her baby are reported down to the smallest details.

What is Evaluated and Reported in Detailed Ultrasound?

From the baby’s organs in the examination:

– Skull, brain, intracranial cavities, cerebellum,
– Percentage; lips, palate, nose, eyes,
– Spine integrity,
– Thoracic cage, heart, heart chambers, great vessels entering and leaving the heart, lung,
– The anterior abdominal wall, the kidneys, stomach, liver, gall bladder, urinary bladder and intestines in the abdomen,
– Genital (sexual) organs,
– Examination of bone counts and deformities in hands and feet,
– The position of the baby in the womb, the amount of water in the gestational sac, the amount of water in the baby, the location of the placenta (the baby’s spouse) and the length of the cervix,
– Number of vessels in the umbilical cord,
– Measurements for growth tracking (head diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, bone lengths), intracranial structures, facial profile and nasal bone, upper lip integrity, nape thickness,

Many measurements are made to determine the growth of the baby, and it is determined whether there is any abnormality in the baby’s central nervous system, chest cavity, stomach and intestines, skeletal system, kidney and urinary tract.


In Which Weeks of Pregnancy Is Detailed Ultrasound Performed?

11-13. Week (in all pregnant women)

18.-23 weeks (in all pregnant women)

24th week and later (in high-risk pregnancies)

Detailed ultrasound is performed by a perinatologist who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, congenital disabilities and diseases.

Ultrasonography does not harm you or your baby. The detailed ultrasonography report includes the current state of pregnancy and detailed anatomical examination. This report includes details about the baby’s condition at the time of seeing it and, if necessary, counseling information.



First Trimester Early Pregnancy Ultrasonography

Evaluation of pregnancy in certain weeks after it is placed in the mother’s womb is carried out with the aim of detecting some important conditions. This procedure is not an examination that harms the mother and the baby. In the report written as a result of the transaction, information is given about the following;

– Number of gestational sacs and their locations

– Differentiation of pregnancy from internal or ectopic pregnancy

– The developmental structure of the gestational sac

– Baby’s heart rate and rhythm

– Examination of whether the spouses of the babies are single or separated in twin pregnancies

– Evaluation of the cervix (cervix)

– Whether there is bleeding associated with the gestational sac

Our patients who apply to Perinatology and High-Risk Pregnancies are subjected to ultrasonography in the first three months of pregnancy and given as a report.

11-13 Week Detailed Ultrasonography

Detailed first examination of the baby in the womb 11-13. is done during the week. This ultrasonography is the first detailed ultrasonography procedure performed on the baby.

The procedure is done abdominally and vaginally.

11-13, which is accepted as the first step of detailed examination. The following information about your baby is obtained with the ultrasonography process;

– Baby’s development week

– The place of residence of the baby’s spouse

– The amount of baby’s water

– Measuring the thickness of the baby’s nuchal translucency

– Examination of the baby’s nasal bone

– Basic findings about the baby’s heart structure

– The first and important information about the other developmental areas of the baby, such as the brain, stomach, kidneys, bladder, abdominal wall, intestines, spine, hands and feet

– Examination of the baby’s special vascular structures with Color Doppler

– Evaluation of the cervix (cervix)

After the ultrasonography, your physician’s evaluation, which includes this information and other monitored findings, is presented to you in a report.

11-13. week test is the first detailed ultrasonography procedure performed on the baby. In this way, the first investigation of the possibility of both genetic and visible disability about your baby is carried out. 11-13 in Perinatology and High-Risk Pregnancies. Weekly ultrasonography is applied.


18-23 Weeks Detailed Ultrasonography

After the first trimester detailed ultrasonography, 18-23 weeks of pregnancy. A second detailed ultrasonographic examination is performed between weeks and weeks.

Detailed or detailed ultrasonography is among the most important parameters of pregnancy follow-up.


Detailed Ultrasonography at 24 Weeks and Over

Normally, it is recommended to examine all pregnancies with detailed ultrasonography at certain weeks.

These procedures are done during certain weeks of pregnancy. These;

– 11-13. week (1st trimester) detailed ultrasonography procedure

– 18-23. week (2nd trimester) detailed ultrasonographic examination process

However, in some cases, it may be necessary to re-examine and re-evaluate the developments seen in the later weeks of pregnancy and to give a detailed ultrasonography report to the family.

Sometimes, patients may delay the detailed ultrasonography week for some special reasons.

For these and similar reasons, detailed ultrasonography is also performed in advanced weeks of pregnancy.

In perinatology and High-Risk Pregnancies, detailed ultrasonographic examination is also applied to patients who apply at the 24th week and above.


How is it applied?

How is Detailed Ultrasonography Performed?

You can see the detailed ultrasonography steps in order below;


Making an Appointment

The procedure can be applied in all pregnancies after the 18th week. By calculating the appropriate week of pregnancy (18-23 weeks), families can make an appointment for a suitable day.


Coming to an Appointment

The process can take an average of 30-45 minutes due to its nature. This period can sometimes take 1 hour and sometimes it can be repeated in the following days.


Should I be hungry or full during the procedure?

It is not necessary to be hungry for this examination.


How is the procedure done?

It is an ultrasound procedure usually performed on the abdomen. At the end of the procedure, ultrasonography is performed vaginally for the measurement of the cervix and, if necessary, some details.


What Does the Report Contain?

The detailed ultrasonography report includes the current state of pregnancy and detailed anatomical examination. This report includes details about the baby’s condition at the time of seeing it and, if necessary, counseling information.


Can Detailed Ultrasound Be Done Again?

You have had this procedure done in another center before and if you want to have it done again, you can do it. Ultrasonography does not harm you or your baby.

Will the detailed ultrasound procedure be repeated in the following weeks? 18-23 in general for detailed ultrasonography. Although the week interval is determined, a detailed examination can be done in order to re-examine certain regions in advanced weeks of gestation.

Detailed (detailed) ultrasonographic examination service is provided in Perinatology and High-Risk Pregnancies.