A fetal ultrasound scan uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of your Reference fetus Opens New Window, the organ that nourishes your fetus (Reference placenta Opens New Window), and the liquid that surrounds your fetus (Reference amniotic fluid Opens New Window).
You may not receive information about the test right away. Full results are usually available in 1 or 2 days.
Many conditions can change fetal ultrasound results. Your doctor will discuss any significant abnormal results with you in relation to your past health.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine