3D and 4D Ultrasounds in Trenton, MI
Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Obstetricians use 3D and 4D ultrasound to provide images of the fetus to expectant mothers.
The board-certified obstetricians at Downriver Obstetrics & Gynecology provide 3D and 4D ultrasounds in Trenton, MI. Learn more and call (734) 671-2110 to schedule your ultrasound today!
State-of-the-Art Ultrasound Imaging in Trenton, MI
With the new state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging, the movements of an unborn baby inside the womb can be seen with a level of clarity that is difficult or impossible to achieve using 2D ultrasound. This is how it is achieved:
- 3D Ultrasound – provides multiple 2-dimensional images that are manipulated and rendered by a computer to produce lifelike 3-dimensional images of the fetus.
- 4D Ultrasound – adds time as a fourth dimension and takes a series of three-dimensional images over a specific period of time. The results are images that are presented or sequenced as live-action/motion pictures of the fetus in the uterus.
Benefits of 3D and 4D Ultrasound
Conventional 2D ultrasound provides outlines and flat looking images. This can be used to see the internal organs of the baby and helps diagnose heart defects, issues with the kidneys, and other conditions.
3D ultrasound provides the first pictures of your baby in the womb complete with facial features etc. It may also help diagnose readily observable external conditions such as a cleft lip.
With 4D ultrasound imaging, you can have the first movies of your baby in the womb. With it, you can see hand and finger movement, yawning, swallowing, and blinking. For women and their families, this dynamic and real-time imaging provides a positive bonding experience between them and their unborn babies.
Having Your 3D or 4D Ultrasound Examination
When to have an exam. To obtain the best images of your baby, the best time to have this exam is between 27 and 32 weeks of your pregnancy.
Exam length. Many factors can affect the duration of a 3D or 4D ultrasound examination, the most important of which is the position of the baby in the womb. A typical exam lasts about 15-20 minutes. Occasionally, the baby’s position prevents obtaining good images of his/her face.
Preparation. There are no special preparations other than wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothing.
Risks. There are no known risks to you and your unborn child.
Determining the sex of your infant. With the cooperation of the baby during the imaging session, 3D and 4D ultrasound can indicate your baby’s sex.
Schedule Your Appointment at Downriver OBGYN
Downriver Obstetrics & Gynecology provides comprehensive women’s health care at our office in Trenton, MI. Call us today at (734) 671-2110 to schedule your ultrasound today!