In-Office 4D Ultrasounds
Your medical professionals at Women’s Health Specialists offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds in our Germantown office.
Ultrasounds provide a detailed and non-invasive way to diagnose many gynecological conditions, not to mention the most common way to snap your baby’s first photo.
How 3D & 4D Ultrasounds Work
As with conventional ultrasounds, sound waves serve as the basis for 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Data processing converts the sound waves into three-dimensional still images or three-dimensional videos with the fourth dimension being time.
Used for obstetrical ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds provide images or videos of your baby that have a three-dimensional quality. These images can be used both for diagnostic purposes and to provide unique pictures of your baby.
Three-dimensional pelvic ultrasounds, on the other hand, can create ways to evaluate the uterus and ovaries that can’t be imaged directly. Using 3D technology, your gynecologist can detect:
- Cancer, particularly in cases where there’s abnormal bleeding from the uterus
- Endometrial polyps
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine scars and other abnormalities
There’s a special technique called sonohysterography to aid the diagnosis of unexplained vaginal bleeding.
All About 4D Ultrasounds
The doctors of Women’s Health Specialists are pleased to offer 4DHD Live ultrasounds which are performed by an RDMS-Certified Sonographer to provide high-quality, real-time 4D imaging.
Our exams are performed in HD (High Definition), and you’ll see a real-time, HD live-action recording of your unborn baby.
The term 4D stands for “four-dimensional” (the fourth dimension is time). 4D is the latest technology, taking three-dimensional ultrasound images and adding the element of real time to the process.
Your exam may be limited by your baby’s position and the amount of fluid around your baby. We believe the best images are obtained at 27-29 weeks of pregnancy.
As part of this special experience, we will provide you with USB flash drive capturing your 4DHD Live recording and printed pictures of your baby to take home. The 4D experience is offered right here in our Germantown location and is considered elective, so we do not file with your insurance.
Before your appointment, drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced meal or snack.