06 April 2017
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout April.
We welcome your views on our website and invite you to take part in a brief survey when you've finished your visit.
Your response will help us improve the site and the experience we offer to visitors.
At the Spire Alexandra Hospital, Kent, we recognise that while pregnancy can be a very exciting time, it can also be a time of great anxiety. By providing a comprehensive specialist pregnancy ultrasound service in a calm and relaxing atmosphere we aim to help parents-to-be and their families enjoy the experience of seeing their unborn baby grow and develop in the womb.
Conventional ultrasound machines produce a 2D cross section image but advances in ultrasound technology allow a sequence of 2D images to be digitally reconstructed to produce a 3D picture of your baby. More recent advances allow the reconstruction to occur so fast that the baby can be seen moving in real time 3D (known as 4D scanning). 3D and 4D scanning is done routinely at all scans beyond 11 weeks at no additional charge but it is important to remember that as with 2D scanning there are a number of factors such as the stage of the pregnancy, position of the baby, the size of the mother and abdominal wall scarring from previous surgery which may prevent good quality images being obtained.
The gender of your baby can be determined with 99% accuracy at the anomaly scan (22 weeks) in the majority of cases. Using different criteria, the gender can generally be determined at the nuchal scan (11 to 13 weeks) with the accuracy increasing from 75% in the 11th week to 90% plus in the 12th week and 95% plus in the 13th week.
|Scans offered||Weeks of pregnancy||Cost|
|Viability scan||6 - 10 weeks||£99*|
|Nuchal scan||11 - 13 weeks + 6 days||£130*|
|Early Growth Scan||14 - 18 weeks||£150*|
|Anomoly scan||19 - 23 weeks||£180*|
|Late Growth scan||24 - 40 weeks||£160*|
|Late pregnancy scan and swabs for group B Strep||36+ weeks||£168.50*|
*The prices shown are self-funding prices only. If you are insured and your insurance company has agreed to cover the cost of the scan please contact them to discuss the prices further as they may differ depending on your policy.
09 March 2017
Ovarian cancer is often called ‘the silent killer’ but early detection can lead to successful treatment for sufferers.