Prenatal Diagnostic Tests
Our specialists at the Fetal Care Center use a variety of tests to assess and diagnose fetal conditions. These include:
- Fetal ultrasound: Providing doctors with detailed images of the baby without the need for invasive testing.
- Fetal MRI: This sophisticated technology helps doctors identify structural differences in unborn babies to advance diagnosis and fetal care planning.
- Fetal Echocardiography: This high-resolution ultrasound test can diagnose fetal heart abnormalities, providing opportunities for planning for a safe delivery and ongoing infant care.
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Amniocentesis is a medical test performed on a pregnant woman. It involves removing fluid from the amniotic sac within the uterus. Fluid collected by this procedure can be analyzed to help diagnose certain high risk fetal conditions. This procedure can also be used as a treatment for excess amniotic fluid in pregnancy.
A fetal echocardiogram is a detailed ultrasound performed of the baby's heart before the baby is born.
A magnetic resonance image of a fetus provides detailed images of the unborn baby without causing any harm to either the expectant mother or her baby. MRI offers significantly more detailed images than fetal ultrasound exams.