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Learn more about the spina bifida testing options we offer at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Whether you are an expecting mother seeking an objective second opinion or searching for the right specialist for your newborn, spina bifida testing at Boston Children’s can provide you with the answers you need.
If you have received a prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida through a mid-term blood test, ultrasound, or amniocentesis procedure, our skilled pediatric radiologists and fetal imaging experts will perform an ultrasound and/or MRI using highly advanced and sensitive equipment to confirm or clarify this diagnosis. We conduct this test in our dedicated fetal care center, the Advanced Fetal Care Center.
If the diagnosis is confirmed, we then arrange for an objective consultation with a team of specialists to review the test results. They will explain the various aspects of your child’s health that you can expect, from infancy through adulthood.
After we review the test results, our specialists will coordinate with your perinatologist or maternal fetal medicine center to plan your delivery and ensure you and your baby receive exceptional, coordinated care. Boston Children’s is surrounded by some of the best maternity centers in the world. If you choose to have your baby at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, you are right next door to world-class surgeons and NICU.
Families come to Boston Children’s for the most precise and advanced testing available. Our skilled radiologists, neurosurgeons, urologists and other specialists can clarify a spina bifida diagnosis, monitor evolving needs of a child or young adults with the condition, and make customized recommendations for immediate and ongoing treatment.
Our highly sophisticated spina bifida tests include:
For an appointment, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 617-355-8532 or request an appointment online.
If you have a medical question about your child with spina bifida, please call our Nurse Line at 617-355-7704.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”