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Services

SO+GI Scan provides a comprehensive suite of specialised obstetric and gynaecological imaging services in a contemporary, spa-like setting with a complete focus on each woman’s well being.  Our scans are performed with the latest technologies and equipment, and the results are provided immediately so you never have to wait for reassurance.

We perform:

Twins

There are three different types of twins: Dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) Twins DCDA twins have two placentas and two separate amniotic sacs. These babies usually have different genetic material; approximately 10% will be identical. Image: DCDA Twins DCDA twins are usually routinely scanned monthly to assess growth and well being of each baby and for cervical assessment. Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) Twins MCDA twins have a single placenta and two separate amniotic sacs. These[...]

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Down Syndrome

About Down syndrome The term ‘syndrome’ is used to describe a collection of features that are often seen together. Dr. John Langdon Down first identified Down syndrome in 1866 when he noticed a similarity in appearance in some of his patients. These individuals possessed a broad, flat face, a thick tongue and a small nose and were intellectually impaired to a variable degree. However, there are more differences than similarities between people with Down syndrome. Many babies with the[...]

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Spina Bifida

Open spina bifida screening at 12 weeks All patients having the 12-week nuchal translucency scan at SO+GI will have spina bifida screening performed at the same time.  Currently, this is not routinely done at any other practice in Brisbane. Babies with open spina bifida develop changes in the back of the fetal brain called a Chiari II malformation. The fourth ventricle, or “intracranial translucency” as it is referred to at 12 weeks, is obliterated in open spina bifida. Demonstrating a[...]

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Fetal MRI

Fetal MRI Ultrasound is the standard screening modality for fetal imaging. However, fetal MRI is increasingly being used to add further information regarding fetal anatomy and pathology. This improved clarity of information achieved with fetal MRI facilitates optimal prenatal counselling. MRI frequently provides additional information over what has been achieved with ultrasound alone. To improve our prenatal diagnostic capability and diagnostic confidence, MRI is now recommended for many[...]

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