Nuchal translucency (NT) scan is a radiology study performed during pregnancy to assess the development of the growing fetus. The procedure is performed in a radiology laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art machinery.
The scan is required only once during pregnancy. Results do not change with every stage of pregnancy. Expecting mothers are asked to undergo this scan in the third month of pregnancy. Women who are over 35 years of age during their pregnancy, have to undergo this test as part of routine ante-natal check up. Sometimes even younger women are asked to undergo the test if there is any relevant cause of concern.
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The following abnormalities can be diagnosed by performing NT scan:
NT scan is mandatory in subsequent pregnancies for women who have previously given birth to children having any of these abnormalities. The scan was earlier advised only to expectant mothers above 35 years of age. However, nowadays all women are advised this scan during their pregnancy.
It is a type of ultrasound scan which checks for accumulation of fluid around the neck of fetus. A transparent area around the neck of fetus is a positive sign. Accumulation of unhealthy fluid is a sign of some congenital distress which needs to be diagnosed further. If abdominal ultrasound does not provide satisfactory result, then a trans vaginal ultrasound may be done to perform NT scan. The dimension of this accumulated fluid should be less than 1.6mm in normal cases.
Women who undergo this scan are required to visit a hospital or medical center offering fetal medicine facility. Radiologists having expertise in obstetric imagine only are permitted to perform NT scan. Determining and revealing the baby’s gender is not the aim of this scan. Patients may be asked to sign a document stating that they were not informed about the baby’s gender during the scan. Most USG scans require patients to have a full urinary bladder, which can be very discomforting for pregnant women. However, NT scan does not hold this requirement and women can urinate prior to the scan.
Women who undergo NT scan may also be asked to undergo blood tests like double marker, triple marker, quadruple marker and other scans like fetal doppler, fetal echocardiography etc. A follow up scan is advised after 2 more months in order to study fetal development in greater detail. This scan is known as anomaly scan.
Abnormal results of NT scan should be checked with a gynecologist immediately. Patients may be asked to consult genetic counselling experts to decide further course of treatment.