3D / 4D Ultrasound

3D / 4D Ultrasound

3D / 4D Ultrasound services offered in Brownwood, TX

Seeing your baby before they’re born is a magical experience that’s made all the more rewarding with 3D/4D ultrasound. Highly skilled sonographer Joyce Morris, RVT, and her colleagues at JerBear Imaging ultrasound clinic in Brownwood, Texas, use the latest three and four-dimensional ultrasound technology to produce detailed photos and videos of your unborn child. Call JerBear Imaging or book an appointment online today to benefit from cutting-edge 3D/4D ultrasound.

What is 3D/4D ultrasound?

3D/4D ultrasound allows expectant parents to see their baby in greater detail than a standard 2D ultrasound.

2D ultrasound produces a two-dimensional flat image of the fetus in the womb. It’s like a photo where you can see the arms, legs, body, and head but also watch the child move in real-time.

3D ultrasound creates three-dimensional images so you can see the baby’s entire body. 4D ultrasound produces a live video feed where you can see the baby yawning and smiling.

How does 3D/4D ultrasound work?

Ultrasound imaging (sonography) is a noninvasive, safe, and painless procedure that produces pictures of your body’s insides using sound waves.

During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves travel from a transducer (handheld device) through a special slippery gel applied to your skin and into your tissues. The probe relays the sounds that echo back to a computer program, which uses them to create an image.

3D ultrasound takes multiple images from different angles and combines them to create a detailed, three-dimensional photo. 4D ultrasound combines a series of 3D images to create a low-resolution video.

When do I need a 3D/4D ultrasound?

3D and 4D ultrasounds are elective, meaning you don’t have to have them during pregnancy.

Your obstetrician will likely use 2D ultrasound for your regular scans at around 12 and 20 weeks because they can identify any problems without using more expensive scans.

Some obstetricians use 3D and 4D ultrasounds to detect birth abnormalities like cleft palate that might not be clear on a standard 2D ultrasound. The detailed images can also help your obstetrician explain any issues to you more clearly.

Many parents choose to have 3D and 4D ultrasounds because they produce such great results. For example, you can see your baby’s face clearly, which you cannot see in a 2D image.

Is it safe to have 3D/4D ultrasound?

3D/4D ultrasound is safe, provided you use a skilled, qualified sonographer like Joyce at JerBear Imaging. It’s best to avoid using companies that provide these ultrasounds as keepsakes because the staff performing the scans may not have the experience and expertise required for optimal safety and results.

If you’re unsure whether to have a 3D/4D ultrasound, talk to Joyce, and she’ll provide evidence-based advice on the procedure and any risks involved.

Call JerBear Imaging to learn more about 3D/4D ultrasound, or use the online book your appointment today.