What can a maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound detect?
Anomalies early on in treatment. It can distinguish the anatomy of the fetus in stunning detail for pregnancy in the first trimester. May assess amniotic fluid, biophysical profile (BPP tests), fetal viability, fetal positioning, and placental positioning. A BPP involves evaluation of amniotic fluid volume, mechanical fetal movements and fetal breathing movements for another method of assessing fetal well-being.