3D Ultrasound 

Three dimensional (3D) and four dimensional (4D) imaging ultrasound are relatively the  latest  developments in medical sonography.

It allows for image planes which were previously impossible to be seen with 2D imaging to be accomplished

The  images are acquired, digitally stored as ultrasound volume data, reformatted, post processed,  reconstructed and displayed as a 3D image.

Four dimensional (4D) imaging is a dynamic study of the anatomy being examined.

This technique is often used in obstetrics imaging. While 2D imagine is used to assess the growth and  fetal well being.    3D and 4D scans are used to for viewing the fetal surface structures and in some cases used as entertainment or keep sake ultrasound.

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These examination are performed by skilled personnel and should not replace the medically indicated examination.

Since the data can be archived digitally, it can be sent to other workstations for further consultations via network.

Other uses of 3 and 4D imaging:

  • Cardio vascular,  cardiac anatomy, septal defects, blood flow, aneurysms

  • Abdomen – liver masses, gall bladder

  • Gynecology – uterus (fibroids, location of intra uterine conceptive device), ectopic pregnancy., endometrial polyps.

  • Ultrasound guided interventional procedures eg; biopsy procedures.

What is a 3D and 4D Ultrasound Scan?

3D scans show still pictures of your baby in three dimensions.

  • 4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension.
  • With 3D and 4D scans, you see your baby's skin rather than their insides. You may see the shape of your baby's mouth, nose, fingers and toes depending on the baby’s position.

When to have a 3D/4D Ultrasound Scan?

The optimum time to get the best images is between 24-30 weeks.

(Before 24 weeks your baby has very little fat under her skin, so the bones of her face will show through. After 30 weeks your baby's head may go deep down in your pelvis, so you may not be able to see the face).

You must have the results of a 2D Anomaly scan before having a 3D scan.

Do I need to have a 3D Scan?

No as a 3D Ultrasound Scan is not performed as a medical scan.

What is the difference between a 2D and 3D Ultrasound?

A 2D ultrasound takes image “slices” which can only be viewed by looking at one image at a time. The images are in black and white and have a flat appearance.

A 3D ultrasound involves taking thousands of “slices” in a rapidly occurring series called a “volume of echoes”. These send sound waves back at different angles, allowing for the 3D image to be created. Imaging and Ultrasound has invested in the specialized dedicated technology to offer 3D imaging.

Do I need an Appointment?

Yes - contact us at (246) 426-2750

An appointment is needed as a specialized Ultrasonographer or Radiologist performs the scan. You will need to hydrate for 2-3 days before the scan. The scan takes 30-40 mins.

Having a 3D scan

You may bring your partner or relatives with you.

You will be asked to lie on the Ultrasound table with your abdomen exposed. The Ultrsonographer/ Radiologist will put some gel on your tummy and move a probe over the skin. The image will come up on the ultrasound screen so that you can see all the images that are being produced. This is not painful. The examination takes about 30minutes. The images are saved on the ultrasound machine and sent to our PAC’s system You will be given a CD with the images before you leave the clinic.

How much does it cost to have a 3D Scan?

The cost to have a 3D Scan is $100.00 BDS ($50.OO USD)

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