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Not All OB Ultrasounds Are the Same

At the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center, OB ultrasounds are performed using cutting-edge technology considered to be the most advanced in the United States. All of our sonographers are specially trained in perinatal sonography by Dr. Jiri Sonek, a world leader in the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and perinatology.

What OB Ultrasounds Look For

Although most OB ultrasounds results are perfectly normal, some detect defects or abnormalities. Some of the defects may include:

  • Abnormal growth
  • Heart defects
  • Spine and head malformation
  • Club feet
  • Facial clefting
  • Neural tube defects
  • Spina bifida
  • Anencephaly
  • Abnormal kidneys
  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Skeletal dysplasia

At Miami Valley Hospital, a skilled registered and accredited sonographer and an experienced perinatologist perform the OB ultrasound.

Significant Advancements

Over the past ten years there has been significant advancement in the world of OB ultrasound. While it is still routine to have an ultrasound at 20 to 22 weeks to check the fetal anatomy, it is now also routine that all pregnant women have a first trimester ultrasound between 11 and 13 weeks gestation.

New Ultrasound Markers

Due to the advancement in technology and the discovery of certain ultrasound markers, we can now detect potential abnormalities and defects in the first trimester. There are five markers used world-wide that detect abnormalities in the first trimester. Miami Valley Hospital’s own Dr. Sonek is credited with discovering the nasal bone and the fronto-maxillary facial angle markers.

Board Certified Team

Our skilled professionals are dedicated to helping mothers and their babies begin a healthy life together. 

Our team includes:

  • Board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists
  • Nurses
  • Sonographers
  • Genetic counselors
  • Administrative and support staff 

Learn About Prenatal Care

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about childbirth and prenatal care. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for childbirth and much more.

Content Updated: November 28, 2014

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Maternity Services.
Family Beginnings at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Maternity at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Maternity at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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