Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that we haven’t answered below, please contact us and we would be happy to answer them for you!

What is the difference between 2D/3D and 4D ultrasound?

The 2D ultrasound is the routine ultrasound you receive at your physician’s office. It is used to see the internal organs of the baby and to look for abnormalities.

The 3D surface rendering ultrasound uses the same technology as the 2d but sends out sound waves from numerous directions and creates an image where you can see details of the face and body.

The 4D ultrasound is a 3D image in motion.

Does this replace the ultrasound my doctor orders?

No. You must have already had a scan done by your physician to verify and date the pregnancy. The ultrasound your Doctor does is a diagnostic test that is checking for abnormalities.

My Doctor offers 3D in his office what is the difference?

The difference is in the experience. Some offices will only allow a limited number of family members to attend the ultrasound at our studio you can bring as many as will fit in the room. We also offer evening and weekend hours. No rushing to the next client relaxed and stress free atmosphere. You will have plenty of time to bond with your baby.

Are you always able to get perfect pictures?

Baby’s position and the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby play a very important role in how well the pictures will turnout. Baby’s also like to keep their hands at their face we will do everything we can to get beautiful pictures. If we are unable to get good pictures you will be given the option to return within 2 weeks for a rescan at no extra cost. Being well hydrated is a huge factor in amniotic fluid volume you should drink the amount of water per day that is recommended by your physician. (Especially the 2 weeks leading up to your scan.)

Is ultrasound safe for me and my baby?

Yes ultrasound is safe there has been many studies done on the effects of ultrasound and the unborn fetus and there are no known side effects. Ultrasound has been around for over 30 yrs.

What kind of equipment do you have?

We have a Medison Accuvix XG. Medison is the leader in 3d/4d technology.

Will my scan be performed by a Registered Technologist?

Yes a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with 20 years of experience in ob/gyn will be performing your scan.

Will my insurance cover the 3d/4d scan?

No. insurance companies do not cover 3d/4d ultrasounds at this time that is why it is an elective exam. We offer several different packages.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit cards (Visa/ Mastercard) and debit cards.

When is the best time to have an elective ultrasound?

It just depends on what you want to see. You can have an early scan 8-14 weeks to see the heartbeat and see the baby move. Gender can be done around 14 weeks. For a full body picture of the baby you should be scanned before 20 weeks. For fuller face pictures 27 to 32 weeks is suggested. If your past 34 weeks it is more difficult but not impossible.

Do I need an order from my Doctor?

No, you do not need an order from your doctor. This is an elective ultrasound that is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a diagnostic test. You must be under the care of an ob/gyn to have an elective ultrasound. You must provide the name and number of your obstetrician before scan can be performed. If and abnormality is suspected during the exam your physician will be notified.

How long will my scan take?

Depending on the package you select, the scan time will take between 10-30 minutes. You should plan on being in the studio between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out the required waiver. We adhere to the FDA guidelines for ultrasound procedure time.