3D/4D ultrasound: The three-dimensional ‘" baby television "

3D ultrasound provides a three-dimensional, spatial representation of your child or of individual organs and body parts. The procedure is not different from that of conventional ultrasound. 4D ultrasound also records sequences of movement, using time as a fourth dimension (e.g., using film or video recording).

In antenatal diagnostics the technique of 3D ultrasound is used as well as conventional two-dimensional ultrasound to capture images of normal and abnormal foetal structures. It is primarily used if additional diagnostic indications can be expected with specific questions.

3D ultrasound does not allow better or more precise imaging because of its lower resolution, but the three-dimensionality suits our vision better and parents-to-be are often quite impressed by these ultrasound images. Three-dimensional ultrasound is known for this reason as baby television. For many parents this type of ultrasound is a good chance to strengthen the bond with their unborn child. Because the child’s development is observed during every ultrasound, these types of examinations are never just a photo session. They are always used for diagnostic purposes. Are there always good photos?

What is special about 3D ultrasound?

3D ultrasound does not allow better or more precise imaging because of its lower resolution, but the three-dimensionality suits our vision better and parents-to-be are often quite impressed by these ultrasound images. Three-dimensional ultrasound is known for this reason as " baby television " oder "Baby-Facing".
For many parents this type of ultrasound is a good chance to strengthen the bond with their unborn child. Because the child’s development is observed during every ultrasound, these types of examinations are never just a photo session. They are always used for diagnostic purposes.

Are there always good photos?

Whether the memorial photos from the 3D ultrasound actually turn out and meet the expectations of the parents depends on whether there are good viewing or scanning conditions on the day. The position of the child, whether the placenta is attached to the front wall, the quantity of amniotic fluid or the presence of a thick abdominal wall often mean that a good three-dimensional image is not possible. Usually the viewing conditions are adequate, depending on the stage of the pregnancy, in about 50% of examinations.

Baby television as a direct-pay service

The costs for a 3D ultrasound are not paid by the statutory health insurers. We therefore offer this examination to interested patients as a direct-pay service . You can have the images of your baby printed out or stored digitally to take home.

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