In third trimester screening, emphasis is placed on the baby’s blood flow, which is achieved with the help of Doppler sonography. We offer color Doppler, low-motion color Doppler, spectral Doppler as well as the combination of these methods with 4D and B-scan. This allows risk factors for fetal diseases such as growth restriction and pregnancy-related diseases such as pre-eclampsia to be detected. In addition, some diseases such as certain heart defects and skeletal dysplasias only develop in later stages of pregnancy. For this reason, the child’s organs are assessed in our prenatal diagnostics consultation in the third trimester despite the difficult acoustic conditions.
In our specialist practice for prenatal medicine, we set the highest standards of fetal monitoring. We utilize our many years of experience in Doppler sonography and use the best CTG devices and software, in particular the so-called Oxford CTGs. By using the latest technology, we can provide even better care for our youngest patients.
According to several scientific studies, sonographic examinations pose no risk to you or your child. The Doppler examination is generally safe for the fetus and is not associated with any known risks. The ultrasound waves used are non-ionizing, which means that they do not emit any harmful radiation. However, they can generate some heat.
We carry out every Doppler examination in our practice according to the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the high level of experience of the examiner, we are able to minimize exposure to ultrasound waves without compromising diagnostic accuracy.