Biophysical Profile (BPP)

Please report to Admitting 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.

PURPOSE: A Biophysical Profile is done if there is an indication of decreased fetal movement, abnormal stress/non-stress test or a high risk pregnancy.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Patient will be scanned lying down on a cart. A gel (lotion) will be applied to the area being scanned. A series of images will be obtained which will be read by a Radiologist.

TIME FRAME: 30 - 45 minutes

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: None

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, INFORM THE TECHNOLOGIST BEFORE THE EXAM.