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.
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.
Trafford Hospital, Radiology Department, Ground Floor (adjacent
to the Urgent Care Centre)
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
Tel 0161 746 2001/2607 for apptointment enquires
Fax 0161 746 2732
Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester,
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:
The department has a commitment to provide teaching to
sonography students and midwives.