Better and Better Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Physicians can now measure how the unborn child is growing and what its state of health is with a remarkable degree of accuracy. Doctors can operate on the child using advanced surgical techniques that don't leave a scar.

Ultrasonic imaging is standard practice for measuring a child's progress during most stages of pregnancy. However, an emerging technology called embryoscopy is very promising for use early in pregnancy. Through it, physicians can directly visualize the child during the first trimester, paving the way to improved early prenatal diagnosis and treatment. Taking advantage of high-resolution fiberoptic endoscopy, embryoscopic testing can be done as early as three weeks after conception. The face can be visualized as early as four weeks. Numerous diagnoses have already been done, but these just scratch the surface of the technology's amazing potential.

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