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Level II Ultrasound


Updated May 16, 2014

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Baby Brain and Stomach Ultrasound
Baby Brain Ultrasound

Baby Brain Ultrasound

Photo (c) K. Harrell
As the ultrasound progresses they will move to internal structures. It is amazing what they can see inside the baby. The brain is one thing that they can see. It often has a very butterfly looking appearance. They are looking for the presence and fullness of the baby's brain. They may also note any anomalies found, like choroid plexus cysts.

They will also look at the stomach, the urinary tract, kidneys and other structures during the ultrasound. If problems are found they will be followed with other ultrasounds, usually conducted by specialists.

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