"When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I dreaded schlepping into Manhattan for all of my prenatal care, and I sure did not need that 'I hope I make it into the city in time!' stress once I went into labor," says Julie Baron, 37.

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Advanced Women's Imaging and
Prenatal Testing Center


 A comprehensive range of modalities for determining the existence and extent of disease is offered and supported with a highly trained staff that specializes in the performance, interpretation and analysis of advanced diagnostic imaging and prenatal testing.

Prenatal Testing Services

It's entirely natural for expecting parents to have concerns about whether they will have a healthy baby. Fortunately, the sophisticated prenatal testing available today can help expecting parents to put worries about their baby's health to rest or, in rare cases, to make plans to manage the remainder of the pregnancy and plan for a delivery that will best meet the needs of the mother and her baby. Very few women need to undergo all of the available prenatal testing available for predicting the health of their babies. Expert physicians prescribe the appropriate imaging and testing to maximize your chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Most testing fall into two categories: laboratory tests, in which small samples of blood or tissue are taken from the mother and sent to a laboratory for analysis and ultrasound tests, in which high-frequency sound waves are reflected off the baby's body, creating an image or sonogram of the baby that can be seen on a screen.

Laboratory testing available at the Center includes fetal cell-free DNA, which has proven to be ten times more accurate than standard blood tests at predicting Down syndrome (trisomy 21), and also significantly more accurate at predicting two other common chromosomal disorders, trisomy 18, which often leads to stillbirth, and trisomy 13, which can cause developmental and physical abnormalities.

Laboratory Tests

Fetal Cell-free DNA Determination
Biochemical Testing
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
 Triple and Quadruple Screens

                 Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy Screening
                 Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS)

Ultrasound Tests

 Nuchal Fold Determination
 Ectopic Pregnancies
Transvaginal Ultrasound Examinations
 Anatomy Scans

Multiple Pregnancy Evaluations
Fetal Echocardiography
Doppler Velimetry
Biophysical Profile

Other Services

Genetic screening and counseling program
Maternal-Fetal medicine consultation

Gynecological ultrasound
Pelvic sonography

Click here to view or download the Advanced Women's Imaging and Prenatal Testing Center brochure or click here to request that a brochure be mailed to you.

  • Natan Haratz-Rubinstein, M.D., medical director of advanced women's imaging
  • Jacqueline Bush, M.D., director of maternal-fetal medicine
  • Sanford Lederman, M.D., chairman of obstetrics and gynecology; maternal-fetal medicine

For more information about the Advanced Women's Imaging and Prenatal Testing Center, or to schedule an appointment, call 718.780.5799.

Find a physician affiliated with the Institute for Women's Health here or call 877.41.WOMAN (877.419.6626).