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Pregnant women should have two scans, Scottish agency says

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:424
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    All pregnant women in Scotland should be routinely offered two ultrasound scans to check the health of the fetus, a Scottish NHS agency has recommended. Currently the service is offered by justover half of Scotland's maternity units.

    NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) has carried out a full assessment of the clinical and cost effectiveness of routine ultrasonography in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. It has concluded that a system that offers scans in both the first and second trimester is the …

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