Posts Tagged ‘4d ultrasound’

FREE Christmas Gift Offer with BabyView in December

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Just in time for this holiday season BabyView is giving away a FREE heartbeat animal of your choice with our DVD and CD Package.
Make sure to have your ultrasound performed before December 31, 2014 to take advantage of this FREE offer.
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3D and 4D Elective Prenatal Ultrasounds

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Obstetric ultrasounds are a standard part of the process of caring for a pregnant mother and her baby as it develops in the womb. Ultrasounds allow doctors to get a visual image of the fetus which can be used to determine the sex of the baby and to find early warning signs of developmental difficulties. In addition to these prescribed ultrasounds, parents may choose to have further ultrasounds taken, allowing them to see images of their baby at subsequent stages of development within the womb. For many parents, seeing images of their unborn child fosters deep feelings of love and attachment for the child while it is still in the womb. The technology now exists to generate 3D images, and even moving pictures of babies in-utero. While these processes are not medically necessary, parents are often interested in having photos and video of their babies as keepsakes from every stage of the child’s development.

3D and 4D elective prenatal ultrasounds have grown quite popular, and there has been some controversy surrounding them. It is important to remember that a 3D or 4D ultrasound is not an acceptable replacement for a medical ultrasound under the supervision of an obstetrician. Most insurance companies will not cover the costs of elective ultrasound procedures.

For parents who strongly desire to have additional ultrasounds, there are many facilities with licensed and experienced sonographers on staff to provide 3D and 4D ultrasounds in a safe and comfortable environment. These facilities can be excellent places for ultrasound technicians to spend part of their career as well. For anyone interested in learning more about 3D and 4D ultrasound, the sites here have useful information about the procedures, the facilities, and the field as a whole. These sites and facilities are not being ranked, and are listed in no particular order, and this should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular business. However, the information in the blogs, FAQs, and other resources on these sites may prove useful to ultrasound techs and parents wanting to learn more about this fascinating process. 

What does 4D mean?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

This is one of the most common questions we get. What does 4D ultrasound mean?

Well, the 4th dimension “D” is time, therefore when you are watching a baby during a live scan that is 4D. 4D can also be referred to as “movement”.

3D, the third dimension, is depth and refers to still photographs of the baby.