What is Tiffa Scan? Why is it necessary?
A TIFFA (Targeted Imaging for Fetal Anomalies) scan is a specialized ultrasound examination performed during pregnancy to assess the growth and development of the fetus, as well as to detect any abnormalities or potential health concerns. Here are some reasons why a TIFFA scan may be necessary:
- To assess fetal growth: A TIFFA scan can help evaluate the size and growth of the fetus, and ensure that it is developing normally. This is particularly important if there are concerns about the baby’s growth or if the mother has certain medical conditions that can affect fetal growth, such as diabetes.
- To detect fetal anomalies: A TIFFA scan can help detect certain fetal anomalies or birth defects, such as heart defects, spinal cord abnormalities, and brain defects. This can help parents and healthcare providers prepare for any necessary medical interventions or treatments after birth.
- To evaluate the placenta: The placenta is a vital organ that provides oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. A TIFFA scan can help evaluate the placenta to ensure that it is functioning properly and that the fetus is receiving the necessary nutrients and oxygen.
- To identify multiple pregnancies: A TIFFA scan can help identify if a woman is carrying twins, triplets, or more. This can help healthcare providers monitor the health of both the mother and the fetuses, and plan for any necessary medical interventions during pregnancy and after birth.
Overall, a TIFFA scan is an important diagnostic tool that can help ensure the health and wellbeing of both the mother and the developing fetus during pregnancy.
Special Instructions to be followed:
There are a few special instructions that you may need to follow before undergoing a Tiffa scan. These instructions may vary depending on the specific type of examination you are having and the reason for it. Here are some general instructions that may apply:
- Clothing: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to the area being examined. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown if necessary.
- Full bladder: Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, you may need to have a full bladder for the scan. Your healthcare provider or the technician performing the exam will let you know if this is necessary.
- Medications: If you are taking any medications, you should continue to take them as prescribed by your doctor. However, if you are taking any medication that affects blood clotting, such as aspirin or warfarin, you may need to stop taking it a few days before the test. Your doctor will advise you on this.
- Food and drink: In some cases, you may be asked to fast for a few hours before the test. Your doctor will let you know if this is necessary.
- Previous medical history: Let your healthcare provider know about any previous medical conditions or surgeries that you have had. This can help them interpret the results of the scan more accurately.
Note: Our team will get in touch with you after booking, and guide you to follow the specific instructions