Four Dimensional Fetal Imaging
Four-dimensional fetal imaging is one of the advanced technology technique for imaging the baby in the womb. It also supports earlier establishment of the bond between the parent and the baby.
Thanks to four-dimensional fetal imaging techniques, the baby is monitored more clearly. In this way, it supports the reduction of concerns about the mother, the birth process and the health of the baby, and the beginning of a more peaceful process.
Showing the face of the fetus in four-dimensional fetal imaging is not an indispensable part of detailed fetal ultrasonography. The main examination of physiological-functional disorders and genetic disease markers is performed in two dimensions.
Its purpose is to make the family feel closer to the fetus. More rarely, to provide some facial anomalies be perceived by the family more clearly and for them to prepare themselves for the birth.
Are There Any Side Effects of Four Dimensional Fetal Imaging on the Baby?
Four-dimensional fetal imaging is a method that gives very important clues about the health of the baby. It can provide a better examination of both the heart and other organs (such as bone tissue, brain structures and blood vessels), not only to show the baby’s face, but also with various modalities.
Thanks to the four-dimensional fetal imaging method, the face and movements of the baby can be seen starting from the 20th week of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, all these images of the baby are seen more clearly, after 30th week, the success of the imaging decreases as the baby becomes too big.
Since two-dimensional and four-dimensional fetal imaging systems work with sound waves, there is no harm to mother and baby.
What Are the Advantages of Four Dimensional Fetal Imaging?
Four-dimensional fetal imaging; helps to determine whether there is a physical obstacle especially on the baby’s face, body, hands, body or not, in general.
Heart anomalies or cleft lip conditions can also be detected. 4 dimensional ultrasound; allows screening of the baby’s movements more clearly than other ultrasound methods. Accordingly, its advantages are:
- It provides an early advantage for scanning and diagnosing the baby’s heart.
- Parents can see the baby more clearly and vividly. In this way, the bond with the baby gets stronger.
- Thanks to the real-time imaging of the baby, clear information about its health status can be obtained.
- Fetal anomalies in the baby’s face and body are diagnosed at an early stage.
During pregnancy, 4-dimensional ultrasounds are performed upon the request of the families or the doctor’s recommendation. However, 4-dimensional ultrasound can only be performed by experts in the field.