Patient Information

Patient Information

Please read through the following before your appointment

  • Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to fill out our patient registration forms, including a brief family medical history, and sign the patient’s terms and conditions agreement.  You can read through the agreement by clicking the link below.
  • Please bring your doctor’s referral/ request form.
  • This is not a cosmetic scan. Vital information about the wellbeing and health of your baby will be obtained in these scans. Please treat it with the appropriate reverence and respect.
  • The Sonographer needs to concentrate on measuring and observations that she needs to make during the assessment. Please keep talking and questions during the visit – especially in the scan room – to a minimum. There will be time after your scan to ask questions and to discuss any findings made during your appointment.
  • We understand that it is very exciting to find out the gender of your baby. Please understand that it is not always possible to accurately determine the gender and that the sonographer will ask you whether you want to know. Please note that no scan will be extended for the sole purpose of determining the gender.
  • We gently remind you that only the patient and her partner (or ONE other chosen person) will be attending the examination.
  • Children under 10 years are not permitted in the scan room. No exceptions.
  • Please allow two hours for your visit to MN Sonography. This will usually be adequate time for your consultation, examination, report and photos to be prepared for you to take home. Appointments are an average of 45 minutes long. However, depending on how the baby is lying, appointments can take up to 2 hours.  Please plan your day accordingly.
  • No cell phones will be allowed in the scan room under any circumstances. Cell phones must be switched off upon entering the scan suite as these devices tend to disturb all involved if left on.
  • Absolutely no video recordings with your cell phone will be allowed under any circumstances. No exceptions. The photographs taken during the visit will be sent to your email as soon as it is possible to do so, usually immediately after the scan.
  • How well the baby can be seen depends on the quality of the ultrasound and the skill of the person doing the scan. Other contributing factors include the pregnancy duration, the position in which the baby is lying and the placenta as well as how much amniotic fluid is present. Also, please note that an Increased BMI may cause difficulty in visualizing all the details well due to an increased amount of fat or scar tissue in your abdominal wall.
  • What happens when an abnormality is identified? The sonographer will refer you to a specialist as determined by what is seen on the scan.
  • MN Sonography is committed to you as parents and your unborn fetus and we have access to best of the best specialist in their field in South Africa.

IMPORTANT:  Please read through and familiarise yourself with the information contained in the link below on pre-natal testing, as provided by the South African Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (SASOG).  You will be required to complete and sign this form upon arrival at MNSonography.  By proceeding with an appointment booking you acknowledge that you have read this document and understand its contents.


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