Services & Procedures Include:
• 3D Ultrasound
• 4D Ultrasound
What does ultrasound show?
Ultrasound creates pictures of the internal organs of the body from sound waves. There is no radiation involved. The sound waves are directed into a specific area of the body through a transducer.The sound waves hit tissues, body fluids, and bones. Waves then bounce back, like echoes, and are converted into pictures of the internal organs and –during pregnancy–(the fetus).
When is ultrasound used in obstetrics?
Ultrasound is used in obstetrics to examine the growing fetus inside the woman’s uterus. A standard ultrasound exam can provide information about hte fetus’s health and well-being, including:
- Age of the fetus
- Rate of growth of the fetus
- Placement of the placenta
- Fetal position, movement, breathing, and heart rate
- Amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
- Number of fetuses
- Some birth defects
Other uses of ultrasound during pregnancy include a fetal cardiogram. This is a detailed ultrasound exam of the heart that may be done if heart problems are suspected in the fetus. Ultrasound also may be used for diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy or determining the cause of bleeding or pain during pregnancy.
3D images are used to show you three dimensional external images, which looks more lifelike, they may also be helpful in diagnosing issues such as a cleft lip. What 4D ultrasound brings to the table is that as the image is continuously updated, it becomes a moving image, like a movie.