What is 4D & 4D Ultrasound?
“4D” is shorthand for “four-dimensional”- the fourth dimension being time. As far as ultrasound is concerned, 4D Ultrasound is the latest ultrasound technology and it is exclusive to GE. 4D Ultrasound takes three-dimensional ultrasound images and adds the element of time to the process. The result: Live Action images of your unborn child. All First Look Sonogram facilities use GE 4D machines exclusively.
Is it safe?
Yes, 4D Ultrasound utilizes sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to sonar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. Extensive studies over 30 years have found that ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby.
Does this take the place of an ultrasound at my doctor’s office?
First Look Sonogram requires that each patient has consulted with their respective physician prior to participating in our service and that at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound. A report and/or copies of the ultrasound can be forwarded to a patient’s physician if either requested by that physician or if there are any medical concerns during the evaluation of the ultrasound. The issues that we are evaluating in the ultrasound session include a limited diagnostic scan to confirm heartbeat, the number of babies in the pregnancy, the position of the baby, and the placental location.
When should I come in for a 4D ultrasound?
We can determine the Gender of your baby anytime after your 14th week of pregnancy. We perform the 4D ultrasound anytime from 14 weeks up to 38 weeks.
How many guests can I bring to my ultrasound session?
Everyone who comes for a sonogram is welcome to bring up to eight (8) people to share and enjoy the experience in our home theater viewing environment. The benefits that you will share by viewing your unborn child will result in prenatal bonding between mother, father, siblings and the unborn child. All First Look Sonogram facilities are equipped with home theatre viewing rooms in which you and guests can enjoy seeing your baby.
Is the 4D ultrasound covered by Insurance?
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, Discover Card and debit cards.
What credentials does a Sonographer have at First Look Sonogram?
First Look Sonogram only employs medical ultrasound technicians with extensive experience in performing obstetrics ultrasound exams. We use state of the art GE 4D technology for all our ultrasound scans
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, all sonograms will be performed by appointment only.
What packages does First Look Sonogram offer?
We offer various different packages, please refer to the pricing page in each location for the service offered in that location.
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