The questions listed below
are the most frequently asked questions about our Elective
Prenatal Ultrasound packages. Should you have any questions
that are not answered below, please call us at one of
our facilities or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer elective 2D, 3D & 4D prenatal Ultrasounds to provide a positive bonding experience for the mother, father and family members with the unborn baby. We feel that realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and baby that can be beneficial to the whole family. We make no claims that 3-D as used in this examination is performed to better assess the baby for abnormalities. A routine Ultrasound examination should have already been performed to assess the gestational age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal anomalies as well as the basic components of fetal anatomy recommended for screening.
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking an elective prenatal Ultrasound with Insight Ultrasound must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic Ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic Ultrasound.
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that Ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the United States. In 3D/4D scanning exactly the same type and intensity of Ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 4D Ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of exposure.
Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
Depending on the package you choose, the 4D Ultrasound session will last between 15 and 30 minutes. It is always appreciated if you can arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork. This keeps us from having to play “catch up” and the next “mom to be” can continue her day on schedule.
If you plan on having only one 4D Ultrasound examination, we would recommend having the examination performed between the 26th and 34th week of the pregnancy. However, excellent images of your baby can be obtained anytime after about 22 weeks of pregnancy. Many mothers obtain more than one 4D Ultrasound and have images to enjoy from their second and third trimesters.
Usually, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is persistently looking face down, i.e. towards your spine it may be difficult to see the baby's face. If this happens, a repeat scan in one hour will usually succeed because the baby has turned to a favorable position. We make no promises that the images will be similar to those you might have seen elsewhere or even from our clinic, or that we can always meet everyone's expectations. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother's condition. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen.
Yes. In fact, we encourage
our clients to invite family and friends to attend the
elective 4D ultrasound session. This is a joyous and
wonderful experience, one that can be shared with your
family and loved ones in our theater style setting with
a 100” viewing screen!
Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby. We can't however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex.
At this point, insurance does not cover the costs of our Ultrasounds. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered Ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this Ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards.
We use the state of the
art GE Voluson 730 PRO to complete all Ultrasound examinations.
The GE Voluson 730 PRO have been seen in GE television
commercials and many printed articles from around the
world. These machines are the best 2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasound
machines available. Please note, many organizations
claim to use "state-of-the-art" equipment,
when in fact they use older or inferior technology.
Only the GE Voluson 730 generates 3D images with amazing
clarity and gives you the same clarity with 4D imagery
of your baby in motion. Our sonogram equipment allows
you to see your baby in live motion video unlike any
other on the market today.
We have packages to fit
just about anyone’s budget. Please refer to our
Ultrasound Pricing page
for more information on available packages.