At Women’s Health Only Ultrasound, we are dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic ultrasound scans and personalised service for women in Toowoomba and the surrounding areas.
We utilise state-of-the art imaging techniques and equipment (GEVolusion E10), and this, combined with our highly experienced staff, enables us to provide a comprehensive range of obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound scans and procedures.
We offer a professional and intimate environment, welcoming all patients- those requiring routine pelvic or pregnancy assessment, to those with high risk and complicated or multiple pregnancies.
For all of our obstetric ultrasounds we supply high quality images on a user friendly USB Key, including some 3D/4D images where possible.
We accept all referrals. Call us for an appointment today on 0498 370 183.
3D/4D ULTRASOUND is a non-medical scan which does not require a referral. Ideally the 3D/4D ultrasound is performed between 25-32weeks.
- 30 min scan
- USB Flash drive with Images & Clips
- Printed images
- High quality Images & Clips
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All pregnant women are generally offered an ultrasound scan at 12 weeks to check the development of the pregnancy. At this time we can:
- Assess fetal heart activity and confirm due dates
- Check for multiple pregnancy
- Screen for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities
- Detect some major structural problems
- Screen for pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure that typically develops later in the pregnancy)
Combined First Trimester Screening
Screening tests aim to identify a small group of pregnancies at higher risk of having Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. The combined first trimester screening test involves an ultrasound scan and a blood test. Your blood test can be performed any time after 10 weeks, however it must be taken at least 5-7 days prior to your ultrasound appointment to ensure that all results are available to us at the time of your scan.
The ultrasound examines the fluid-filled space at the back of the baby’s neck, called the Nuchal Translucency (NT), and the development of the baby’s nasal bone (NB). The chance of Down syndrome is higher if the NT measurement is larger and/or if the nasal bone is not readily visible.
Your age, the NT and NB measurements and the blood test results are combined to develop a personalized risk that describes how likely it is that the baby is chromosomally normal or has Down syndrome. This is presented in the form of a ratio eg 1 in 2000.
Most pregnancies have a low risk result. It is important to be aware that while a low risk result is reassuring, it does not eliminate the chance of Down syndrome.
If the NT assessment determines your baby is at increased risk of chromosomal abnormality, this does not mean the baby is affected, but may indicate that further investigation would be reasonable should you wish to consider it. Options for further investigation include NIPT, Amniocentesis and CVS. Your doctor will be able to provide advice about further testing if required.
Screening for early onset pre-eclampsia
A small amount of women develop high blood pressure that leads to them being delivered very early (<34 weeks) in pregnancy. This condition is described as pre-eclampsia.
During combined first trimester screening, we can now screen for this condition. We will ask you some questions relating to your general health, personal and family history. We will also take your blood pressure and as part of the scan, take measurements of the blood flow through the arteries which supply the uterus. Using this approach, we can identify approximately 90% of women destined to develop early onset pre-eclampsia. In the event of an increased risk of pre-eclampsia, your Doctor will have the opportunity to initiate appropriate treatment at the optimum time and monitor the pregnancy a little more closely.
DR RAJIT NARAYAN
Dr Narayan is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a sub-speciality in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
He currently works at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Service of the RPA Hospital in Sydney. Dr Narayan is heavily involved in research and is surrounded by other experts and pioneers in the field of Perinatal diagnosis.
At Women’s Health Only Ultrasound we utilise the latest technology to enable Dr Narayan to remotely view images and video clips of every ultrasound case. He then provides detailed reports and recommendations to the referring Doctors.
Dr Narayan visits the Women’s Health Only Ultrasound practice in Toowoomba on a regular basis to consult with patients and perform diagnostic Obstetric and Gynaecological procedures.
Mary-Lou is our Sonographer at Women’s Health Only Ultrasound. She has over 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors in Toowoomba.
Mary-Lou has always had a passion for Obstetric Imaging and feels that it is a privilege to be a part of such an important journey in a woman’s life.
Mary-Lou is an Accredited Medical Sonographer and has full certification through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for performing Nuchal Translucency Scans.
Mary-Lou aims to provide a positive and personalised experience for all women she scans. So for dedication and experience that is second to none, call us for an appointment today!