What is a 2d ultrasound?
A 2d ultrasound is the most common type of ultrasound. This is the black and white imaging that is done at most doctor’s offices. The technology is referred to as 2d (short for two dimensional), because it captures flat looking images and outlines of organs.
Medical providers use 2d ultrasound most often during pregnancy because it an excellent screening device, allowing them to take accurate measurements of the baby, calculate a due date, evaluate internal anatomy, listen and measure the fetal heartbeat, check the placenta, and other important components of the pregnancy.
What is a 3d/4d ultrasound?
A 3d ultrasound are images of your baby without motion. 3d ultrasound was developed using image volume data acquisition. The sound waves create reflections from different angles of each other; the ultrasound machine then integrates these reflections with its high-speed computing software, resulting in a 3-dimensional image.
A 4d ultrasound is simply 3d with the addition of real time; meaning while the ultrasound is being performed, you are watching your baby LIVE. The real time is considered the 4th dimension. Now with a 4d ultrasound you can watch your baby smile, suck his/her thumb, stick out the tongue, yawn, and other facial expressions and movements.
What is 5d-HD-Live?
HD stands for “High Definition” and it’s the same concept as other HD technology in other industries (such as televisions, cameras, etc.); offering a crisper, clear, defined image. With the HD modality, the ultrasound machine gathers much more information from the 3D/4D data than previous versions, rendering highly detailed images of the baby. It also allows the sonographer to adjust a light source during the scan, to produce the best possible image of the baby.
REMINDER: Elective ultrasounds are NOT covered by any health insurance plans.
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