- What are 2d, 3d and 4d ultrasounds?
2d ultrasound is the traditional and original method of viewing a baby’s organs and skeletal features. Simply put, this method is what has been commonly used to view the prenatal progress. Today’s advanced technology with 3d ultrasound allows the viewing of the surface images of your baby, and with great detail. These images, known as sonograms, are produced with the same frequency sound waves used in the traditional 2d ultrasound. These sonogram images are also produced in 4d ultrasound, a process that allows you to view your baby in motion, also known as real-time.
- What is HD Live?
HD Live is GE's latest ultrasound technology for High Definition and/or premier quality 3D/4D images. HD Live provides very fine details of your baby in real life rendering. GE Model: Voluson E8 Expert.
- Are there any risks?
Sonograms are produced by sound waves at a low output level that is currently regulated and monitored by the FDA. Over 30 years of extensive studies have been conducted, all of which show results of no harmful effects to either mother or baby.
- What is the difference between Diagnostic scan and Elective scan?
At babyimage we provide both full Diagnostic and Elective scans. Diagnostic scans are ordered by the your physician for medical reason in order for your doctor to determine best course of treatment. There are various type of Diagnostic scan for both Men and Women health care needs that your physician can prescribe to. Elective scan is a limited diagnostic scan generally decided by expecting mother wanting to take a peek of their precious little one in 3D / 4D / or our new HD Live.
- Does Elective scan take the place of my doctor’s ultrasound?
No. Our limited diagnostic ultrasound services do not replace your physician’s diagnostic ultrasound. We at babyimage want to make sure that you follow the proper procedures when choosing to have an elective ultrasound. To that end, we require expectant mothers who want elective ultrasound to have already had their first diagnostic ultrasound with their current physician or at babyimage. Please print and submit the following form to your Doctor.
Physician Order Form (PDF)
- When is the best time to come in for my 3d/4d ultrasound?
For optimum results, we recommend that you visit our facility between 28 to 34 weeks when your baby is more developed (for Gender only best time is after 18 weeks). Please see our calendar. Or you can select our two visit package for early and late peek.
- What type of equipment is used at babyimage 3d/4d Ultrasound?
We use the G.E. VOLUSON E8 and 730, the leading brand in ultrasound equipment. The G.E. VOLUSON E8 and 730 produces the best quality 3d/4d and HD images.
- Will my medical insurance pay for my 3d/4d ultrasound session?
No. Your insurance will not cover the elective ultrasound nor will your insurance be billed for this service. However, your insurance will cover the Diagnostic scan prescribed by your physician.
- How long are the ultrasound sessions?
We offer a variety of packages to choose from, with sessions in the ultrasound room ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.
- Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes. All ultrasound sessions are scheduled by appointment only. Please see our appointment calendar.
- What can I do to get good images?
Staying well hydrated during your pregnancy and drinking plenty of water at least 3 days before your appoinment will help produce better images.
Note: Individual results may vary. Positioning of your baby, location of placenta and amount of amniotic fluid are all factors in producing your babies 3D Images.
- Do you Guarantee your product?
Absolutely! In the event that we are unable to see your baby due to the positioning at the time of your session, we will schedule you for a second visit at no additonal cost to you per the rescan policy.