Next Generation Imaging
The New Pregnancy Scanning Centre in the Heart of London: We Are Experts in Baby's Health
We continue to provide our essential diagnostic pregnancy scans during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. All of our scans are diagnostic and performed by a doctor with 30 years of experience, read the CQC guide for choosing a baby scan clinic.
Why Choose City Ultrasound?
Where Technology Meets Expertise
Ultrasound & NIPT: Working Together
Comprehensive Scan Checklist
Fetal HEART Focused Screening
Do you want to be sure about your baby's physical and genetic health as early as possible? Feel Confident with our Early Baby Test* at 12 weeks of pregnancy
We are world-renowned leaders in the early detection of fetal anomalies and we are committed to providing information for parents regarding the health of their baby as early as possible. We have introduced the Early Baby Test (Early Fetal Test), which is a next-generation screening method combining the Early Baby Scan (Early Fetal Scan) and Harmony Test (NIPT).
This unique first-trimester reassurance package is able to confirm baby's physical and genetic health as early as at 12 weeks.
The Early Baby Scan and Harmony Prenatal Test (NIPT) performed at 12 weeks of pregnancy
The combination of ultrasound technology and genetic testing is able to exclude the large proportion of structural and chromosomal anomalies, such as severe heart defects, spina bifida, lethal anomalies, and to reduce the chance for Downs Syndrome from the earliest stage possible.
Difference between a NT scan, Combined Test, NIPT vs Early Baby Scan and Early Baby Test.
Within the last decade there have been major developments in genetic testing and major improvements in ultrasound imaging, leading to the availability of many fetal tests. This has created confusion among future parents and medical professionals alike.
We are a fetal heart focused centre
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common fetal anomalies.
Heart defects are difficult to detect, and cardiac anomalies are often missed during ultrasound scans because of the complexity and rapid heart rate (about 150 beats per minute) of the fetal heart, making it challenging to examine.
As a result, we perform a comprehensive examination of the baby’s heart (fetal echocardiography or fetal echo) for no additional fee during every scan performed between 12 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.
* Use of term baby instead of fetus (foetus) or embryo
The correct scientific and medical terms for unborn human child are embryo (until 10 menstrual weeks) and fetus or foetus (from 11 weeks to birth). However, we recognise that many future parents refer their fetus (foetus) as 'baby'. That is why we have made the decision to use the term 'baby' instead of 'fetus' or 'embryo'. For more information please read our T&C.