Types of Ultrasound
3-D / 4-D
With our 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging, we can let you see what your child looks like while they are still growing in the womb. Expectant parents who wish to view their unborn child will experience a three-dimensional ultrasound with real-time movement. Women seeking an elective 3-D / 4D prenatal ultrasound with TC4W must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. TC4W requires a written form from your healthcare provider prior to the performance of any ultrasound procedure. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound. The images / results of the 3D/4D ultrasound will not be reviewed by a physician.
Gender Scan - (Pink or Blue)
There are many "old wives' tales" on how to determine the sex of your unborn child. You can look for signs like the Ancient Chinese birth chart, fetal heart rate, morning sickness, cravings the way you’re carrying. These methods are fun and entertaining, but don't put your faith in them! If you want a more reliable method before you start painting the nursery come in for a gender scan at 16 weeks. (This exam typically takes 15min)
20 Week Ultrasound (Anatomy study)
While seeing the baby is very exciting and knowing how to prepare the nursery and what color clothes to purchase is important to many parents, please keep in mind the purpose of this exam is to closely analyze the health and growth of the baby. Numerous measurements will be made and compared to one another to insure proper growth and help to possibly identify markers for any number of anomalies. There are no proven biological effects of ultrasound on fetuses. Unlike many other imaging modalities, ultrasound uses no radiation, only sound waves. (This exam typically takes 45min and is performed with a transabdominal approach.)
First Trimester Screening (Early Screen)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends that women of all ages be offered first- and second-trimester screening and diagnostic testing options.
The First trimester screen is a blood test combined with an ultrasound measurement of a fluid filled space at the back of your babies neck (nuchal translucency) which estimates your chance of having a baby with Down syndrome, Trisomy-18 or Trispomy-13. The test is performed in our office between 11 and 13 weeks. (This exam typically takes 30min transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound may be preformed)