On this page you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Didn’t find your question? Feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.

What do I bring to the appointment?

Identification is required for your ultrasound appointment. Therefore, we ask you to bring the following:

  • Your legal proof of identity (because of the legal obligation to identify yourself).
  • Your insurance card or the policy schedule of your health insurer.
  • Possibly the completed ultrasound form from your obstetrician.
How long will the ultrasound take?
The 13-week and 20-week ultrasounds take about 35 minutes. The other medical ultrasounds take about 15 minutes. In addition to the ultrasound examination, time will be used for explanation and administration.
Will the examination be external or internal?
In general, all examinations start at the abdomen (external). It may happen that the image quality is poor, for example due to the position of your child or the gestational age. In that case, it may be necessary to perform a vaginal (internal) scan in order to carry out the examination properly. Before 10 weeks, most ultrasounds are internal. In many cases, the 13-week ultrasound will also be done internally. A placenta scan around 30 weeks is also internal.
Can children come to the ultrasound?

Your sonographer must be able to concentrate fully on you and the examination. In addition, the examination takes place in a dark room. This is often not pleasant for children. Possibly you get bad news.

That is why we urge you to bring a maximum of ONE other adult person, and preferably NO children, to your ultrasound examination.

How does Het Palet deal with this in practice?

  • During the 13-week and 20-week ultrasounds, children are not allowed in the ultrasound room anyway, because the sonographer needs to concentrate.
  • For all other ultrasound scans, you can bring your children into the ultrasound room after consulting us.
Additional footage/ USB flash drives

You will always receive a photo of your baby after the ultrasound. This can be on photo paper and / or on USB flash drive. It is not permitted to take photographs and/or film recordings in the ultrasound room.

What does a medical ultrasound cost?

Usually, all ultrasound examinations on medical grounds are fully reimbursed by your health insurer. In most cases, Het Palet can claim the cost of the medical ultrasound directly from your health insurer with your referral.

In exceptional cases and if you do not have a medical referral, you must pay for the medical ultrasound yourself by invoice.

View our price list here.

Not satisfied?

If you are not satisfied after the examination and have a complaint, it is best to discuss this with the attending sonographer.. Should this not be sufficient for you, you can turn to the BEN complaints committee.

Read more about our Complaints Procedure here.