Whether it is your first baby or your second, a pregnancy can be a rollercoaster of emotions, particularly for the first few weeks of pregnancy. In the following article, we will discuss the differences between 3D and 4D ultrasounds and compare whether you should choose 3D vs 4D ultrasound.

That’s why ultrasound technology is so important for physicians and parents alike. It may show anomalies or enable the health care team to regularly track the fetus in real-time.

The Benefits Of 3D Ultrasound

Here, at A Date With Baby 3D/4D ultrasound studio, we use the latest ultrasound technologies that generate 3D and 4D images using sound waves. These have a few major advantages over all other ultrasound imaging, such as:

  • It gives real-time 3D images of the baby, which helps you to determine your baby’s gender.
  • With a more detailed image, structural abnormalities such as cleft lip, spinal bifida and others are easier to diagnose with higher accuracy.
  • Ultrasound technology enables the specialist to obtain various angles of view thereby obtaining more information in a given amount of time.
  • It creates a life-like image of the baby and facial features and expressions are readily visible. Parents can also see who their baby most likely will look like right after birth!

What’s The Difference Between 3D And 4D Ultrasound? - 3D Vs 4D

2D ultrasound of a fetus creates a smooth, black, and white image from perspective. These images are created slice-by-slice, in other words, we can only see a very limited image that changes vastly depending on the scanning angle.

However, the 3D image will basically put thousands of 2D images together creating a three-dimensional picture. These pictures are more realistic and closer to a photograph rather than an ultrasound (although they are still very much ultrasound images; no light is being transmitted here).

It is fascinating for many mothers to see the baby in this detail. Babies can surprise parents with a yawn, smile, or by sticking out their tongue or opening their eyes.

The main distinction between 3D and 4D ultrasound is movement. The difference between 3D and 4D is the same as between a picture and a video. When the picture is still, we call that 3D. The moving image is called 4D.  4D ultrasound is essentially 3D ultrasound in live motion. The live video can then be recorded for keepsake memory, or live streamed to your loved ones via video chat.

Are Ultrasounds Safe?

Some parents may wonder if ultrasounds are bad for babies. Although ultrasound is one of the safest imaging techniques, considerations about the scan duration and the cause should still be taken into account. Only professionally trained, highly competent sonographers must conduct an ultrasound scan for a safe period of time and at minimal intensity.

At A Date With Baby, we are proud to be the pioneer in delivering the highest levels of safety, accuracy, and durability in precision ultrasound testing. 

Please call (647) 640 5452 or click here to use our online form for more information or an appointment.

Also, if you have more questions on 3D sonography, please feel free to check our FAQ section, which covers the most asked questions on 2D/3D/4D ultrasounds as well as queries related to a baby gender reveal.

While 3D and 4D ultrasounds offer incredible images of your baby, they typically come later in pregnancy. If you’re eager to know your baby’s gender sooner, consider our early gender blood test, which can provide results as early as 7 weeks.

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