TIIFA (targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) or fetal anomaly scan is used to diagnose congenital abnormalities of the fetus and is taken between the 18th and 22nd week of pregnancy. It is a three-dimensional or four-dimensional scan that examines the fetus from head to toe. It looks for the growth of vital organs, amniotic fluid level, congenital disabilities, chromosomal deformities, placental placement, and fetal movement.

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Other than ultrasound, how can Down's syndrome be diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, I went for an ultrasound scan named targeted imaging for fetal anomalies. Other than hypoplasia of nasal bone, everything is normal. I need an expert opinion regarding advanced tests of ultrasound or amniocentesis, karyotyping or any ultrasound scan to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in toto. At 26 weeks period of gestation, the overall growth of the fetus is fine. But the concern here is hypoplastic nasal bone seen in the second trimester TIFFA (targeted imagin...  Read Full »

Are my NT scan reports normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I had the NT scan at 11 weeks and 4 days and the NT was 3.3 mm. After that, I got the double marker test done which came back normal, with a risk of 1:624 for T21 and 1:685 for T13 and T18. I was asked to do the NT scan again and at 12 weeks and 2 days, the NT measured 2.8 mm. Also, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. There is nothing to worry about. All the reports are fine and your baby has no anomaly. So, relax and do not worry. You need not go for any further invasive procedures like amniocentesis. Just get your TIFFA (targeted imaging for fetal a...  Read Full »

What is the use of quadruple marker test?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 18 weeks pregnant with twin gestations. She has conceived through IUI treatment. We want an urgent and detailed feedback regarding her quadruple marker report. How authentic are the report findings, considering there are no other marker tests done before, like double marker...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the quadruple marker report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, any serum screening like double or quadruple marker does not accurately assess the risk of chromosom...  Read Full »

Why is there spotting and brown discharge with clots in a six weeks pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, Now I am six weeks pregnant. I had two miscarriages before. I have some spotting and brown discharge with clots seen continuous from the fifth week to now. Two days before I went for scanning and a perfect heartbeat was seen, no subchorionic hemorrhage was there. But still, small spottin...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please take Progesterone supplements and adequate rest. Avoid having sex and lifting heavy weights, or bumpy drives. If properly treated and taken good supplements, miscarriage will be prevented. Trisomy and chromosomal anomalies can be detected by 12 to 13 weeks and fo...  Read Full »

When can I get the level two ultrasound?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I am primigravida (17 weeks and 6 days). According to my LMP, I am 17 weeks and 6 day pregnant but according to my NT scan (done in 12-13 week )-gestation period showing pregnancy of 18 weeks and 3 days till date. Now I have to go for level two ultrasound, and my do...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The number of weeks will be counted according to your scan date. So according to which your TIFFA (targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) scan will be dated. The TIFFA or anomaly scan, which you have mentioned can be done from 18-24 weeks and will give clear results. So...  Read Full »

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