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20th week pregnancy scan report abbreviations

20th week pregnancy scan report abbreviations

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">MAGENTA</span>

    Hello dr, let’s see if you can help… I had my 20 week scan a few days ago and i found out that i’m pregnant with a wonderful boy, which is amazing 😀
    However, i got my scan report and it’s full of abbreviations that i don’t understand i can’t find the meaning of them, my dr didn’t give me a hint or clue about their meaning… So i came across this forum where i found another thread talking about acronyms and perhaps you are able to help me out? some of the abbreviations are BPD, Os, AC, HC, FL, TCD, NT and so on…
    Thanks in advance!

    03/02/2018 at 10:14 am
  2. Dear MAGENTA,

    Thanks for your message! The following is the meaning of the pregnancy abbreviations you’ve mentioned:

    BPD = Biparietal diameter
    Os = Opening of the cervix into the body of the uterus.
    AC = Abdominal circumference
    HC = Head Circumference
    FL = Femur length
    TCD = Transcerebellar diameter
    NT = Nuchal translucency

    Other common abbreviations that appear on pregnancy ultrasound reports include: NF (nuchal fold), CM (cisterna magna), OA (occiput anterior), ROL (right occiput lateral), etc.

    I hope I have been able to help,


    03/07/2018 at 8:59 am
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