3D ultrasound is a medical ultrasound technique used during pregnancy, providing three dimensional images of the fetus. These images are captured rapidly and are animated to produce a "4D ultrasound".
The 4D ultrasound provides you with the opportunity to "see" your baby before he or she is born in a three dimensional image, as well as the black and white 2D image. Using real time 4D ultrasounds can show your baby's facial features, expressions, hand movements, stretches, yawns and even smiles while in your womb. The ability to see your baby before it is born allows you to strengthen your bond with your baby.
At Medray, 4D ultrasounds are performed at a separate appointment from your routine 18-20 week detail ultrasound. We find the best images are captured at a gestational age of 24 weeks and discourage 4D ultrasounds past 26 weeks. While a medical or detail ultrasound requires a doctor's referral, 4D imaging is done as a private fee service and does not require a requisition. We only offer 4D ultrasounds to mom's who have had their detail ultrasound at MedRay.
The 4D experience is displayed on a large LCD monitor and parents will receive selected images and video clips of the baby on CD.
As 4D ultrasound studies require more time than the standard exam, requests for 4D must be made at the time of booking your ultrasound examination. The additional cost of the 4D ultrasound is $150 payable by cash, debit, Visa or Mastercard at the time of check in.