Anomaly scans provide an in-depth assessment of your baby’s health and development. The scan takes place at around 20 weeks, and checks your baby’s bones, heart, brain, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen to look for 11 different physical and chromosomal conditions.
Choose and book a scan
Search for a pregnancy scan at a convenient location near you, and make payment to secure your booking.
We’ll pass on your booking to your chosen scanning site, and they’ll contact you to confirm your appointment date and time.
Have your scan
On your appointment date, visit your selected scanning site. You’ll be looked after by their expert sonographers and patient care staff throughout your scan.
Results and onward scans
Any included images or results will be provided on-site, at your appointment. Afterwards, we can recommend future scans and pre and post natal services via our pregnancy partners.
Most anomaly scans show a healthy baby, and reassure you that they’re developing as expected. In some cases, the scan may identify problems with a baby’s health or development. While this can make the scan seem daunting, the results can help you access support, and plan the appropriate care for the rest of your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Anomaly scans provide the most detailed assessment of your baby’s measurements and anatomy, and check if the placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid are normal.
We give you the freedom to choose the scan options that suit you best, all throughout your pregnancy. Use our service to cover the full scope of your pregnancy journey.
Our scan search offers you a choice of over 20 pregnancy scanning centres, to help you find a convenient scanning centre near you.
Compare pregnancy ultrasound scan costs upfront, and find a price to suit your budget, starting from £80. The price you pay includes copies of your scan images and expert care at your selected centre.
An anomaly ultrasound scan can identify spinal, skull and limb abnormalities, abdominal wall defects, heart problems, and some subtle markers for some genetic conditions.
Anomaly scans will look for developmental anomalies in the head, brain, face, spine, limbs, lungs, heart, bowels, kidneys, and bladder.
The scan will show the fluid around the baby, the umbilical cord, and placenta, to check for conditions such as a low-lying placenta.
Your sonographer might be able to identify your baby’s gender, depending on their position. It’s your choice whether you’d like to find out.
The scan can detect physical anomalies such as cleft lip, spina bifida, and heart abnormalities, and whether or not there is an increased risk of genetic conditions, e.g. Edward syndrome or Patau syndrome.
Ultrasound is a safe scanning method to generate pictures of your baby during pregnancy. It can give key insights into your baby’s health and development.
During an anomaly scan, the ultrasound scanning probe (also known as a transducer) will be moved across the skin of your abdomen. The high-frequency sound waves generated by the transducer echo off of your bodily tissues and the baby. The echoes are recorded, and used to generate images on a screen in real-time.
An anomaly scan is a detailed assessment of your baby, which means it can take around 20-30 minutes. It’s normal if the scanning room is dimly lit to make the scan images clearer, or if your sonographer stays quiet during the scan - this is just so that they can stay focussed on the assessment.
You’ll receive your results on the same day, at the time of your scan. Most anomaly scans show a healthy, normally developing baby. However, if your scan has discovered an anomaly, the expert patient care staff at our partner scanning centres will be on-hand to support you and give advice about what to do next.
When you book a private early pregnancy scan with us, you can choose a convenient location and price to suit you - starting from just £80.
The costs of our scans vary depending on the pricing set by the individual scanning centres.
Quick and easy referral process, with support from a dedicated expert clinician
Your ultrasound scan, at a selected location near you
A radiologist's report and online access to your scan images
If there are any next steps or adverse findings, our expert clinicians will provide a post-scan phone consultation to explain your scan results
If you have any questions about booking an pregnancy ultrasound scan with us, visit our FAQ guide.
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Private pregnancy ultrasound scans allow you to spend more time with your baby before they arrive, and can give you earlier access to scans from just 6 weeks. The NHS routinely provide two pregnancy scans, but they take place in the first half of your pregnancy. This means a private scan is the best option if you want to see your baby regularly, or into your third trimester. Private scans also give you more choice when it comes to locations and scan types.
Our private pregnancy scans start from £80, and you can choose from 20 convenient locations.
We can provide early ultrasound scans from as soon as 6 weeks into your pregnancy. Usually, the first pregnancy scan provided on the NHS is at 10-14 weeks.
You can choose and book a private pregnancy ultrasound via our website. It takes less than 10 minutes, and you don’t need to visit a GP to access your scan.
Thousands of patients have used Scan.com to find a private scanning centre near them, and book an appointment online.
We're the UK's largest diagnostic imaging provider, and we offer a wide range of scan types to suit your needs.
In this 15-minute scan, your sonographer will measure your baby, assess their heartbeat and development, and estimate how far along you are. You’ll find out the number of babies (e.g. twins), and an estimated due date.
Starting from £80
Early scans last 15 minutes, and can confirm a pregnancy, check it is progressing normally, and estimate a due date. It can also assess the causes of pain or bleeding, and rule out ectopic pregnancy and some structural anomalies.
Starting from £80
This 15-minute scan checks your baby’s development in the second half of your pregnancy. You’ll receive growth and weight estimates, and foetal presentation and placental site details. You may also be able to find out the baby’s gender.
Starting from £80
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