At this scan baby is big enough for us to fully assess your baby’s anatomy plus if you wish we can tell you whether you are having a girl or a boy.

Trans-abdominal ultrasound scan plus a trans-vaginal (internal) scan if required. Involves an assessment of the uterus, placenta, ovaries and your baby's anatomy.

Some warm gel is applied to your lower abdomen and a probe is used to transmit ultrasound images to the screen for interpretation.

A trans-vaginal (internal) scan may also be required to fully assess your pregnancy. You will be asked to empty your bladder and a probe will be inserted into the vagina as far as a tampon. This additional technique can give extra information which may be critical in assessing the well-being of your pregnancy.

A trans-vaginal (internal) scan is unlikely to be required but we need you to be prepared for this possibility.

Why have one

The anatomy scan involves an assessment of the uterus, placenta and ovaries and a full assessment of the your baby’s anatomy. This includes the brain, face, heart, abdomen, spine, arms and legs.

Sometimes we cannot get all the information during one appointment due to baby’s position.

We endeavour to complete the scan the same day so you may be asked to return to the clinic after 30-60 minutes. Sometimes we need to reschedule to another day to complete the scan.

When they should be done

The optimal time for this scan is at 19-20 weeks. We can scan outside these times as we realise that an early assessment or later assessment may be required.

How long does it take?

30 min


$60.00 there is no charge for follow up scans if required.

$85.00 which includes 2D movie clips and all images saved on a USB stick.

$200.00 which includes 3D imaging as well as short movie clips of the 3D and 2D scan, plus all the images saved on a USB stick.

There is no charge for a follow up appointment to complete the scan if it is not able to be completed in one session.

Preparing for the scan

No preparation is required. You must bring your referral with you. We cannot scan you without the referral from your doctor or midwife.

The sonographer will discuss the results with you. These results will be with your referrer in 1-2 days.

If there are any concerns with your pregnancy the sonographer will phone your referrer and organise the report to be faxed urgently.

Want a cost effective package
deal for all your scans?

Ask about our Pregnancy Ultrasound Package

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