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Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal translucency (NT) scans have been performed at NSMI since 2009.

Our ultrasound technologists and radiologists are certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation and we are an accredited site for the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program.

The NT scan, in combination with the results of blood tests, can help your doctor or midwife assess your baby’s risk of having Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.

The Medical Services Plan of British Columbia will cover this exam if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Women > 35 years old at the expected date of delivery (EDD);
  • Women with twin pregnancies;
  • Women pregnant following in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF with ICSI)

NSMI offers NT scanning for those women who do not currently fit within the program’s guidelines. The cost of the exam without MSP coverage is $340.00.

For more information on the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program, please visit Their website also has a “dating” tool which is designed to help you determine when the best times are to schedule your ultrasound and blood work.

The Fetal Medicine Foundation

Exam preparation instructions

When you call us to book your appointment, we will let you know if there is anything you need to do to prepare for your Nuchal Translucency exam.

Frequently asked questions

We know you may have questions regarding your examination. If you can’t find the question or answer you are looking for please contact our office.

Our Location

North Vancouver
139 West 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T3

Phone: 604 987 9729

Do you have questions?

If you would like more information about Nuchal translucency (NT) scans, please contact us at 604-987-9729.

Our services

We use the latest digital technology in MRI, mammography, X-ray, ultrasound and bone density producing clear images quickly and safely to support faster diagnoses and more effective treatments.