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.