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Obstetric Ultrasound (Trafford General)

Introduction

At Trafford, the ultrasound department currently performs approx. 5000 examinations per year on the women who are referred from the midwifery led service based here. All routine obstetric examinations are performed.

Procedures Done in the Department

Transvaginal and transabdominal scans at all stages of pregnancy and in gynaecology.

Admission Information

Referrals for scans are made via direct referral from referring clinicians and authorised practitioners.

Relatives and Escorts

For all obstetric examinations a supporting husband/partner will be allowed into the examination room, other relatives/escorts/children will be allowed in only at the discretion of the sonographer performing the examination.

Location(s)

Trafford Hospital, Radiology Department, Ground Floor (adjacent to the Urgent Care Centre)

Opening Hours

7.30am - 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.

7.45am - 5.30pm Wednesday

7.30 am - 5pm Friday

All obstetric scans are primarily performed in the morning to coincide with the ante-natal clinics also running in the hospital.

Contact Details

Tel 0161 746 2001/2607 for apptointment enquires

Fax 0161 746 2732

Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SL

Additional Information

With regards to fetal gender, we will only look and try to see the gender of the baby if asked to, but never state 100% certainty; this is never the priority of the scan and will only be assessed on certain scans. Scan photos are sold at £2 each.

The detection rates for fetal abnormalities on an ultrasound scan are found on page 34 of the booklet "Screening Tests for You and Your Baby" which should be given to the patient when they book with their midwife or can also be found on:

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/cms.php?folder=2950

The department has a commitment to provide teaching to sonography students and midwives.