Ultrasound – Special imaging


Viability scan

30 Mins

Results ready 30 minutes (after completion of the test)


All working days

Test in Brief

Used by Doctors to examine the viability and age of the pregnancy. Done in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. In addition, it is used to determine if it’s a single or multiple pregnancy. Early defects in the fetus can also be pick up at this stage.

Exam Requirements

Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam. Patient should have a full bladder prior to procedure/exam.


Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.


Patient is placed on the ultrasound couch & ultrasound gel is applied on the region to be examined. A small transducer (probe) transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel into the body. Images are transmitted on the screen & those of good radiographic quality are printed by the sonographer & reported by the radiologist.