At Ascot Radiology, Auckland, we specialise in pregnancy ultrasound. We are also accredited by the Fetal Medicine Foundation screening programme to perform Nuchal scans.
We are lucky enough to have many experts in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology working in conjunction with highly trained and experienced sonographers. We aim to provide expert scanning and counselling through all stages of your pregnancy.
Nuchal Fold Screening
We are accredited in use the world renowned and respected Fetal Medicine Foundation screening programme from London. All of our sonographers/sonologists have been extensively trained and examined in nuchal measurements to gain accreditation. For more information, you can download a copy of our Chromosomal Assessment brochure by clicking here.
Fetal Anatomy Scanning (18 – 20 weeks)
We give 1/2 hour appointment times for these scans so that they are not rushed. A thorough explanation during the scan, with a consultation from a specialist is also provided. There is also an option to include a short 4D scan, if pre-booked. For more information on the Anatomy Scan, please click here.
A detailed scan of fetal hearts done at 25-28 weeks for suspected heart abnormality.
3rd Trimester Assessments
These scans include Doppler, biophysical profiles, and growth scans.
Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
These are interventional procedures for chromosomal abnormality. For further information, click on the amniocentesis and CVS links in the main menu.
Obstetric ultrasound prices
Early Pregnancy Scans: less than 12 weeks gestation: $50
From approximately 12 weeks onwards you will have the choice of purchasing scans individually, or purchasing the scan package:
- Obstetric scan: $110 (Twins: $200)
- Pregnancy Ultrasound Package: This should be purchased at the time of nuchal scan (11.5 - 13.5 weeks): Includes nuchal scan, anatomy scan & growth scan/s referred by your LMC: $330 (Twins: $595 - from the 1st October 2018)
Click here for more information on the Pregnancy Ultrasound Package.
Introducing 'The Stork'
At Ascot Radiology, we’re always looking at ways to provide our patients with the best possible service.
After significant customer feedback, we realized there was a need for a more user-friendly way for obstetric patients to access their images, so we signed on with a new cloud based obstetric imaging service, aptly named ‘The Stork’.
The Stork offers patients direct, online access to their ultrasound images from any device, while also maintaining their privacy.
Once a scan is completed, the patient is sent a link and an access code via email or SMS. They then simply follow the link, enter their code and view their images on their phone, tablet or computer.
Ascot Radiology continues to store all the original ultrasound images and these are available for referrers to access at any time.
Use of cameras and mobile phones in the ultrasound room
Please be aware that it is prohibited to use a camera or mobile phone for the purpose of taking photos or recordings in the ultrasound room during the scan. We thank you for your cooperation.
Obstetric ultrasound is available at our following branches:
- Ascot Hospital
- AUT Millennium
- St Heliers