- $49 for 20-Minute 2D, 3D, and 4D Ultrasound Package ($79 value)
Sonographers grant expectant parents a brief glimpse into the womb via 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound technology. Although not to be mistaken as an alternative for regular doctor visits, these non-diagnostic sessions can generate a 3D image of your baby’s face, fingers, and toes. Using the same technologies as two-dimensional methods, 3D ultrasounds send out multiple audio frequencies and compile the results into a three-dimensional image. The 4D ultrasounds take this one step further and add in motion.
3D and 4D Ultrasounds: Seeing Babies Like a Bat
Though ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool today, it was considered a therapy when it first appeared in medicine in the 1920s. Read on to learn how today’s 3D and 4D ultrasounds work.
Ultrasound machines are complex pieces of equipment, but the basic principle is so simple a bat can use it. Send out high-pitched sound signals (so high-pitched humans can’t hear them, in fact), and listen for them to bounce back. The time it takes for the sound to return tells you how close you are to another object, and sending dozens of these signals per second gives you a pretty good picture of the contours of the environment ahead of you and which bugs are juiciest. In the case of an ultrasound machine, these calculations typically map a 2D picture of a growing fetus in the womb. A 3D ultrasound takes this idea a step further, sending ultrasonic waves from a variety of angles around the body to provide a significantly more detailed picture. Adding the element of time results in a moving 3D image, often called a 4D ultrasound. Both 3D and 4D ultrasounds are elective procedures, most commonly used to show what a baby looks like and to identify its gender.
Though ultrasonic technology is used as a diagnostic tool today, it was considered a therapy when it first appeared in medicine in the 1920s, using much more intense ultrasonic energy to apply controlled heat to tissues deep within the body. However, in 1955, Professor Ian Donald of Glasgow University’s Department of Midwifery began to test its application to the diagnosis of tumors, creating a stir in the medical community when he identified a large but operable ovarian cyst in a patient who had been misdiagnosed with inoperable cancer of the stomach. In 1959 he discovered that the ultrasonic waves could provide images of fetuses as well, allowing doctors to study pregnancy at all stages, diagnose any complications, and help name the baby by seeing which celebrity it looks most like.
A Chat with Baby 3D Studio & Spa
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
BABY 3D STUDIO & SPA is family owned and operated, we kept our studio very welcoming and comfortable unlike other studios that look like medical offices. We are not a franchise. Our healthcare professionals are experienced certified and registered RDMS Ultrasound Techs , who love what they do.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The excitement of pregnancy should be shared with more than just the mother and father, which is why Baby 3D Studio & Spa Ultrasound's Tech, Viviane C., decided to establish the facility.
What do you love most about your job?
We look forward to meeting you to give this wonderful once in a life time experience, share this miracle and unforgettable moment with your family and friends! Because We love what we do, PREGNANCY IS A BLESSING!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The most beautiful thing in this world is to see the parents to-be smiling ! ''We will definitely go back , this was a great experience! " "They were very friendly and i would recommend anyone considering it to do it as it is very amazing! " "Excellent place, we were very happy that we went! "