Level II (Specialized Ultrasound)
A Specialized Ultrasound Examination is similar to a standard ultrasound
exam, but with a higher level of detail and attention paid to the baby’s
anatomy. A specialized ultrasound allows the physician to look at the
fetus from head to toe, checking for any irregularities in structure and
anatomy, while assessing the baby’s growth and environment, including
the placenta, umbilical cord and the amniotic fluid.
There are many reasons that a specialized ultrasound might be recommended,
including a questionable finding on a standard ultrasound exam, family
history of a problem that might be detected by ultrasound, maternal age,
medical conditions such as diabetes, or a test result from a routine blood
work that requires further evaluation.