What is a Dating/Viability scan? This is an ultrasound examination that is usually carried out vaginally but can be done abdominally at around 7 weeks onwards.
Is dating scan internal?
How is the scan performed? To obtain the best images possible, this scan is routinely performed internally and perfectly safe to perform during early pregnancy.
Is an early pregnancy scan internal?
In early pregnancy, especially before 11 weeks, it is usual to have a trans-vaginal (internal) scan, where a probe is placed in the vagina. This gives the clearest and most accurate picture in early pregnancy. It may also be offered after 11 or 12 weeks if a trans-abdominal scan doesnt give a clear enough picture.