TIFFA scan is usually advised by the Obstetricians during the second trimester.TIFFA scan uses ultrasound to screen for foetal abnormalities. It checks for both the internal and external anomalies during the prenatal period. TIFFA scan is also known as targeted imaging for foetal anomalies, second trimester anatomy scan and foetal anomaly scan.Where is ultrasound useful? Ultrasound is used in many parts of the body, specifically to view the fetus, for other gynecological abnormalities and to view the abdomen, orbits, thyroid gland, breast, testes, etc. Are there any dangers? There is no known danger to the use of ultrasound Are there any dyes in ultrasound, as in X-rays? As of now there are no "dyes" injected in routine ultrasound practice. Contrast media however are being evaluated for use in clinical trials. Who is qualified to do ultrasound? Only radiologists trained in ultrasound should perform these investigations. In many situations, however, gynecologists also perform ultrasound examinations on their own patients; if adequately trained/certified, this is acceptable.
Ultrasound TIFFA scan is done to:
Ultrasound TIFFA scan or a Targeted Imaging for Foetal Anomalies is also popularly known as foetal anomaly scan. It is usually performed between 18-23 weeks of pregnancy and ultrasound is the main diagnostic tool that is used to detect congenital abnormalities of the foetus. It can be a 3-dimensional scan or 4 -dimensional.
TIFFA scan is usually advised by the Obstetricians during the second trimester. TIFFA scan uses ultrasound to screen for foetal abnormalities. Only radiologists trained in ultrasound should perform these investigations.