Advanced Ultrasound Services offers the latest technology in female imaging, with a compassionate approach.
• About 3-D Obstetrical Imaging
• Exams Include…
• First Trimester Endovaginal Anomaly Exam
• 3-D Imaging of Known Defects
• First Look Sonogram
• Ovarian Cancer Screen
Our specialists have the highest training and expertise in administering state-of-the-art, three-dimensional ultrasound to produce pictures of the body of exceptional quality.
Using three-dimensional ultrasound — a non-invasive and safe diagnostic way to “see” into the body — parents are able to view amazing details of their child in the womb, and doctors can more clearly screen and diagnose potential problems before the baby is born. Three-dimensional ultrasound also is very important for women in screening their reproductive organs. 4-D ultrasound can discover and visualize abnormalities, such as endometrial problems or ovarian cancer, or provide a baseline screening exam for later comparison.
Traditional ultrasound has been in use since the 1950s. It’s a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to bounce off surfaces and structures within the body — causing an image to be created and then evaluated by a diagnostician. It is an important tool for assessing fetal health, and most women have at least one ultrasound during pregnancy.
One of the latest and most exciting advances in ultrasound is the introduction of 4-D ultrasound. 4-D ultrasound is performed the same way as traditional ultrasound, with a sensitive wand moved over the surface of the body.
With the addition of special computer software, the resulting image is enhanced and a lifelike rendering is produced.
4-D ultrasound has opened the door of possibilities of diagnosing problems that traditional ultrasound cannot. It’s valuable when diagnosing abnormalities of the brain, spina bifida or cleft lip/palate. The images can help expectant parents understand the abnormality and options available for their unborn child.
4-D ultrasound also provides the latest, state-of-the-art images in gynecological screening of the reproductive organs.
4-D Obstetrical Imaging
The one-hour session is performed at 27–38 weeks. The baby has enough fat on the face to look like a newborn. A thorough screening of the baby is done, as well as amniotic fluid evaluation, fetal size, and placenta position. This has been dubbed the ”in-utero pediatric exam.”
A 30-minute session is performed at 14–25 weeks. The baby‘s gender can be confirmed by 14 weeks. An “in-utero” pediatric screening exam of the baby will be performed.
A follow-up 30-minute session may be scheduled later in the pregnancy for those patients who have their first exam prior to 27 weeks.
All 4-D OB exams include:
• DVD w/audio narrative
• CD-ROM (JPEG format)
• Still snapshots of the baby
• A thorough screening of the baby. The information can be sent to your physician.
The exam room is large with several screens to view the baby. You may bring as many people with you as you wish.
First Trimester Endovaginal Anomaly Exam
A comprehensive screening exam for abnormalities in the developing baby. This exam can be performed between 9 and 14 weeks. The procedure can be done with a 4-D complement.
4-D Imaging of Known Defects
This exam, which is superior to 2-D imaging, is particularly useful for facial abnormalities such as cleft lip/palate, neural tube (spina bifida)defects, limb abnormalities, and 4-D imaging (vaginally) of the fetal brain.
First Look Sonogram
This exam specializes in a screening, first time look at the reproductive organs of women at any age. This sonogram is particularly useful in women approaching menopause, serving as a baseline sonogram for future reference.