What is 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?

Since the beginning of the 1970s, ultrasound has become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Ultrasound is another name for reflection, sound waves that produce a frequency that is too high for the human ear to hear. It comes from the word ultra sound, which means loud sound in English. Sound, which is a kind of energy, consists of vibration of matter and objects.

The way the ultrasound devices work, the high-frequency sound, which cannot be heard by the human ear, is sent to the tissue via a transducer. Then sound waves flickering in tissues of different intensities are displayed on a monitor (display). Thanks to advancing technology, these images are now displayed on the screen in clearer quality and in 4 dimensions. The 4-dimensional ultrasound device can make the image clearer on the screen compared to other dimensions, and even the detailing of the textures can be separated.

 With the 4-dimensional ultrasound, a realistic image of the baby can be seen. With this method, it can be easily detected whether the baby is healthy or not, even the sex and whom it looks like. Classic 2-D ultrasound gives a detailless image at a straight angle, while 4-D ultrasound has every detail.

How To Make 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?

4-dimensional ultrasound is performed similar to other ultrasound procedures during pregnancy.  Respectively;

  • After the examination, you are asked to reach out to the ultrasound stretcher.
  • A special gel is applied to your belly to make the sound waves more comfortable.
  • Your doctor will then hold the probe and make circular movements for a good view. The image is instantly projected onto the monitor.

When is 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?

Normal impressions of pregnancies begin with the help of ultrasound in the first weeks of pregnancy. 4-dimensional ultrasound imaging is on average between 18-23 weeks.

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What are the Advantages of 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?

  • The biggest advantage of 4-dimensional ultrasound is the early diagnosis of the baby’s physical problems such as cleft lip, cleft palate, missing fingers, spinal disorders.  Because of the 2-dimensional ultrasound discomfort in the hands and feet may not be seen clearly.
  • Nuchal thickness is measured by 4-dimensional ultrasound and it can be easily seen if the baby has Down syndrome.
  • The development of babies is examined in more detail thanks to their vivid images like a movie.
  • Gender and color images of babies are clearly obtained.
  • Parents are very curious about who and what the baby looks like.
  • Your baby’s developmental analysis is monitored comfortably.
  • Structural and physical problems in the womb are easily diagnosed.
  • Abnormalities (defects, disability, abnormalities) on the placenta.
  • It may be a problem that the mother has abnormal bleeding at any time. The source of this problem can easily be determined by 4-dimensional ultrasound.
  • Maternal uterine fibroids, polyps, cysts, and uromas can be recognized.
  • The sex of the baby is diagnosed earlier than other ultrasound images.

 Is 4-Dimensional Ultrasound Safe?

According to many studies and 4-dimensional ultrasound is safe. No problems have been identified so far. It is also very safe and important for the early diagnosis of infant diseases, anomalies, physiological and chromosomal problems.

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What are the Differences Between 3-D Ultrasound And 4-Dimensional Ultrasound?

3-dimensional ultrasound of the baby’s still images are taken. 4-dimensional ultrasound live and moving video of the baby is obtained. Black, white and plain images were taken on 2D ultrasounds. In 3D ultrasounds, images started to be obtained with realistic and depth dimension. 4-dimensional ultrasound, the latest technological ultrasound, images, clear, vivid and distinguishable details, as well as showing the real-time began to show. In other words, it gives the image closest to the image of the baby after birth in a live and video way.

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