3D & 4D Imaging in Sydney – a baby’s image to keep for life
3D imaging is where you can see a more lifelike image than the traditional 2-dimensional scan.
4D imaging (Sydney) is where 3 dimensional images are taken repeatedly so that, over time, you can see the movements of the foetus. So, you can see live movements of your baby in-utero, like a video.
How do we take 3D and 4D ultrasounds?
We use the same ultrasound beams as the conventional 2D scans. The difference is the increased processing performed by the computer in the ultrasound machine, to highlight your baby’s features. This is just as safe as 2D scanning, with no harm to your baby.
Overall, the use of 3D and 4D imaging is purely for the sake of the parents, so you can get a better image of your baby and enjoy the bonding experience. There are only a few limited conditions where this is used for diagnostic purposes.