There is no definite estimate of exactly how accurate ultrasound is at detecting disabilities, and there are both false negatives and false positives. As far as detecting fetal abnormalities goes, several points have to be bornt in mind :
a) Not every problem can be diagnosed with ultrasound -- conditions which do not manifest as a structural or gross functional abnormality (such as a very abnormal heart beat or mental retardation) may be missed.
b) Not every problem which can be detected will be diagnosed. For example, in many ultrasound examinations the baby's fingers and toes are not counted, even though it is possible to do so should it be necessary.
c) The ability to detect abnormality in the fetus at an ultrasound exam depends on a number of factors, such as the size and position of the fetus, the amount of amniotic fluid around the fetus, the body habitus of the mother (whether she is fat or slim), the type of equipment used, and, most importantly, the skill and experience of the operator.
d) Some problems (such as anencephaly) are more readily diagnosed than others (such as cleft palate).
The accuracy of ultrasound for dating a pregnancy depends on at what point during the pregnancy the ultrasound is taken. Pregnancy dating is most accurate during the first eighteen weeks of pregnancy. Measurement of the sac at five to seven weeks is not accurate. Measuring the crown-rump length gives an accuracy of plus or minus three days at seven weeks; this test can be used from the seventh to the fourteenth week. Between fourteen and twenty-six weeks, measurements of the biparietal diameter, the femur length and abdominal circumference are generally used. The accuracy is plus or minus seven to ten days. The accuracy further declines with advancing gestation age.
You can see clear and realistic pictures throughout the pregnancy. In early stages of pregnancy (18 to 26 weeks) you can see amazing baby movements. Later in the pregnancy you may see more details of the face and less activities of the baby. If you are carrying twins, we recommend you to have your 3D session between 23-26 weeks of pregnancy.
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It is noe becoming almost routine to perform a scan at around 11-14 weeks, mainly to look for an increased nuchal translucency and absent fetal nasal bone for the detection of chromosomal anomalies. With the documentation of an absent nasal bone and a thickened nuchal translucency in the fetus the chance of Trisomy 21 is much increased. More recently the presence of triscuspid regurgitation are also looked at to increase the detection rate.
When it comes to safety there is no difference between 3D/4D/5D and traditional 2D Ultrasounds because both ultrasound methods use the same kind of sound waves.
Ultrasound was first introduced for clinical diagnosis in 1942 by an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist Karl Dussik. This technology has been successfully used on pregnant women since the early 1960s.
Extensive studies over 50 years have found that ultrasound has not caused any harm to mother and her baby. Reassurance is provided by researchers who perform multiple prenatal ultrasounds from the early stages of pregnancy with no negative effects on the growth or development of the fetus. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is part of the prenatal care today and it is widely accepted. Since it is safe for both for baby and mother, there is no consent form needed from the mother. Mothers have an average 2 to 5 ultrasound examinations during the course of a normal pregnancy
In 5d ultrasound the 3d image generated by ultrasound machine is displayed on the 3d LED tv and with 3d glasses on you actually have 3d simulation of your babies face and other body parts.
5D ultrasound technologies is a type of automation where you undergo a scan, and the results are auto-populated for you. The operator will receive assistance in getting more complex exams done, or the entire examination itself is semi-automated. Both should significantly improve workflow.
Ultrasound is carried out by delivering sound waves through the body. Normally the sound waves are pointed one way, usually in a straight direction. 3D and 4D ultrasounds are done pretty much in the same manner, except that the waves are not sent in a straight direction. They are pointed from various different angles around the fetus. These different angles permit a three-dimensional still-photo of the developing baby. Fourth dimension being the time, 4D videos are produced from the 3D ultrasound images captured by fast computers.
The clarity of 3D images depends on many factors, the most important of which is the state-of-the-art equipment used at our locations. The scans are performed by licensed technicians, who not only know how to use the equipment to its optimum capabilities, but also carry with them the solid experience of performing scans on pregnant women.
There are other factors, which are not controllable, but could have impact on image quality. • Taking good face pictures of the baby is very dependent on baby’s position. For example, if baby is facing towards mom’s spine it would be difficult to get direct face shots. However, we take time and work with you to allow a change in baby’s position during the session. Any structure (placenta, umbilical cord, hands, or feet) blocking the face would make face pictures blurry. The location of the placenta can also be an issue for overall image quality. • Another important factor for 3D ultrasound imaging is the amount of amniotic fluid, especially around the face. With more fluid around that facial area, we get better pictures. • The thickness of maternal tissue between ultrasound probe and baby’s face also plays very important role for the image quality, since sound waves get weaker while they travel through the tissues. For bigger mothers we suggest to wait until baby reaches certain size. We get better images after 26-27 weeks.
Baby’s movement could possibly decrease the quality of the 3D ultrasound pictures, especially if the movement is constant. But sometimes the movements help us to capture different poses or get rid of obscuring structures.
Yes, we accept our clients on an appointment basis. If there is any specific date for your availability, it is best that you book in advance. Our weekend and evening appointments fill up quite quickly.
You will receive all of your pictures and recordings at the end of your 3D ultrasound session. YOU WOULD GET DIGITAL PHOTO QULAITY PRINTS OF YOUR BABIES SCAN .