- 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.
- 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.
- Does this 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 health care provider. 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. Please see our calendar.
- What type of equipment is used at babyimage 3d/4d Ultrasound?
We use the G.E. VOLUSON 730, the leading brand in ultrasound equipment. The G.E. VOLUSON 730 produces the best quality 3d/4d images.
- Will my medical insurance pay for my 3d/4d ultrasound session?
No. Your insurance will not cover this elective ultrasound nor will your insurance be billed for this service.
- 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.