The detailed baby scan is performed to determine if the fetal structures are normal and to identify fetal abnormalities, in particular, in the fetal brain, spine, heart, gut and limbs.
The position of the placenta is determined accurately during the scan.
Fetal Growth and Health scan (26 weeks gestation onwards)
The scans for the rest of the pregnancy is concerned in assessing fetal growth and well-being and ensuring the fetus is developing normally and healthily.
Doppler assessment of fetal vessels may be needed if there is cause for concern regarding fetal growth and well-being.
Newer technology with 3D/4D baby scans allow accurate visualisation of the fetal face and fetal spine.