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FAQ

Q) Will I know the sex of my baby?

A) Yes—as long as the baby is cooperating and you are 16 or more weeks.

Q) Do I need a note from my doctor?

A) No but we require that you are receiving prenatal care.

Q) When is the best time to have a 3D/4D ultrasound?

A) It depends, some people like to see their baby at both stages. Before 24 weeks you can see more of the entire body at one time and the fetus is more skeletal. From 24-34 weeks babies have more soft tissue and you can start seeing more facial details. Twins at 12 weeks and around 27 weeks.

Q) Will I always get great pictures?

A) The best picture outcome is due to the baby's position as well as the amount of amniotic fluid. The more fluid the easier it is to see everything. We make no guaranteesif your fetus is in a bad position we will do everything we can to achieve the best images possible.

Q) What kind of ultrasound machine do you use?

A) We use state-of-the-art GE™ ultrasound machine equipment. Some companies have lesser quality machines that cannot produce the same image quality that GE Voluson can.

Q) Is it safe?

A) To date ultrasound studies have not shown harm to mother or baby. We urge you to speak to your doctor about the safeness. Click here for more information.

Q) Does this replace my regular ultrasound at my doctor's office?

A) No3D/4D ultrasound is a non-diagnostic ultrasound but at your physicians referral a diagnostic scan can be performed and interpreted by your doctor or our radiologist.

Q) Does my insurance cover this 3D/4D ultrasound?

A) Nothis is an elective ultrasound and is not covered by your insurance.

Q) Do I need an appointment?

A) Yeswhen you schedule an appointment we like to personally discuss the best gestational age you prefer for the ultimate viewing. Please note that weekends and nights are in high demand and fill up the quickly.