Indications for referralAlthough there are many potential clinical indications for an ultrasound scan at 12 to 16 weeks gestation, scans are rarely required at this time. (Refer to Appendix 7 – Indications for Ultrasound 12-16 Weeks Gestation.)
The ultrasound examination at 12-16 weeks aims to assess:
- Gestational age;
- Number of fetuses;
- Presence of fetal cardiac activity;
- Cervical length;
- Pelvic masses and uterine malformations; and
- Fetal anatomy assessment.