Ultrasound has been a safe and reliable medical technology and a preferred imaging modality in obstetric and gynecological care for decades. Ultrasound utilizes sound waves to create precise, multi-dimensional, real-time images of internal organs and other soft tissue. So why is an ultrasound at Women’s Health Consultants different? More specifically, why is it an improvement over other obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound services?
To begin, WHC is staffed with board-certified Perinatologists with specializations in fetal ultrasonography and registered diagnostic medical sonographers with certifications in obstetrics/gynecology, who together are able to perform a wide range of obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds that utilize the latest clinical approaches.
Next, WHC utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including 3D/4D ultrasound equipment. Although a trained ultrasound specialists can learn a great deal from the more common two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound images, 3D and 4D Ultrasound provides more exact, more lifelike, and, many times, more informative results. Through shading and other digital techniques, 3D Ultrasound produces life-like, three-dimensional images of the fetus. 4D ultrasound adds a dynamic dimension to the output, resulting in life-like moving images of the fetal activity that are not possible with 2D.
Using 4D Ultrasound, a fetus can be viewed breathing, smiling, swallowing, yawning, crying, blinking, and moving its fingers and other extremities. Your MFM specialist is able to carefully observe the fetus in real-time and detect a range of structural issues, such as cleft lip and palate, skeletal problems, or limb abnormalities. 3D/4D Ultrasound has the added benefit of enhancing maternal bonding as the expectant mother is able to view lifelike images of their baby in real-time, and in many cases, as a permanent keepsake.
As a result of WHC’s combined specialization in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and fetal ultrasonography, and our use of cutting-edge technology, our patients benefit from early and accurate diagnoses and cutting-edge clinical treatment of complex prenatal complications as well as routine gynecologic and obstetric care.
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