Level 2 Ultrasound

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for an ultrasound today..The doctor said the baby looked fine, had a good heartbeat, and the spine looked good..The only thing is he couldn't see the internal organs.

Should I be worried about anything?. He is sending me for a level 2 ultrasound. Is that alot better?

ANSWER

Hello, If the doctor could not see the internal organs it seems there may be a problem like equipment that lacks sophistication. If the baby is alive there are internal organs. There are certain problems a fetus may have where the organs are on the outside of the body. It does not sound like this is a problem your baby has as it is quite easy to see the organs on the outside of the fetus. The best bet is to have a level II ultrasound done by a licensed Sonographer. You will have all your answers after the level II ultrasound. For now I would not worry.

If you have any further questions after the level II u/s let me know.

With Regards,
-- Jane RDMS

Jane Foley

Jane Foley has worked as a Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) since 1979. Jane has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or RDMS. She pulls a wealth of information from her experience in the field of Radiology and her interactions with such a broad cross-section of cultures she has visited. She now makes her home on the island of Maui with her English husband, Michael.