FAQ

Our Ultrasound Technology

What is a 2D Ultrasound?

During a 2d ultrasound the technologist may visualize images made up of a series of thin images or slices with only one slice being visible at a time to create a flat looking picture of the baby.

What is a 3D Ultrasound?

During a 3d ultrasound thousands of sliced images called a volume of echoes are digitally stored to produce a 3 dimensional image which shows the outer surface of the baby demonstrating a life-like image.

What is a 4D Ultrasound?

A 4d ultrasound is basically a 3d image in motion.

Our Ultrasound Technology

During a 2d ultrasound the technologist may visualize images made up of a series of thin images or slices with only one slice being visible at a time to create a flat looking picture of the baby. During a 3d ultrasound thousands of sliced images called a volume of echoes are digitally stored to produce a 3 dimensional image which shows the outer surface of the baby demonstrating a life-like image. A 4d ultrasound is basically a 3d image in motion.

About your Ultrasound Session

When is the optimum time in my pregnancy to come in for an ultrasound? Between 27 to 34 weeks for the 4D session. We can examine more detail after about 27 weeks, however you may come as early as 14 weeks.

About The Ultrasound Session

When is the optimum time in my pregnancy to come in for an ultrasound?

Between 27 to 34 weeks for the 4D session. We can examine more detail after about 27 weeks, however you may come as early as 14 weeks.

Is there a prep for my 4D Ultrasound appointment?

Please drink plenty of water several days before your appointment to enhance the image. You do not need a full bladder the day of your appointment.

How long are my appointments?

The gender determination is 10 minutes and the 4D session is 20-25 minutes (DVD videos will be up to 15 min in length).

Who does my exam?

A board certified sonographer with years of experience..

Can I bring family or friends with me?

Yes. Up to 8 family and friends are more than welcome to attend.

Will I receive everything included in my session on the same day?

Yes. If your session includes photos, a digital CD or DVD you will receive the items after your session. Baby shower invites are received upon request. *Learn More

Can I bring young children to my appointment?

Although our facility is not equipped to entertain small children but we do allow them to attend the session. We recommend that you bring someone to assist in monitoring to avoid delays or possible reschedules.

How early can you determine the gender?

We may provide a gender determination as early as 16 weeks.

Is the gender included in the 4D session?

Yes. We may provide the gender if it is visible during the session. Please note: The best time to see the gender of your baby is 19 weeks or more in your pregnancy and is not guaranteed sooner than this time.

Scheduling a Ultrasound Appointment

Do I need a approval from my doctor?

Yes. You must be currently receiving prenatal care under a physician. Please bring one of the following to your appointment: 1. Our ultrasound order form completed by your doctor. 2.A note from your doctor verifying prenatal care. 3. Proof of your prior diagnostic ultrasound (ultrasound report or ultrasound photos are accepted).

How can I schedule or reschedule my appointment?

Appointments and reschedules can be booked online or you may contact us directly and schedule or change your appointment. Appointment reschedules should be done a day in advance to avoid a no show appointment fee.

Do I need to confirm my appointment?

Be sure to confirm your appointment when prompted to avoid automatic cancellation due to non-confirmation. Be advised to arrive 5 minutes early with your proof of prenatal care and ID. If you are more than 10 minutes late you may need to reschedule due to our full schedule. If you need to reschedule your appointment please notify us a day in advance. Note**** that no show appointments will be charged a reschedule fee.

I will be late for my appointment, will I need to reschedule?

In most cases where you are over 10 minutes late you will be asked to reschedule your appointment to avoid the overall appointment delays for that particular day.

I forgot about my appointment date and did not cancel. Can I reschedule?

Yes. Our office sends confirmations via text or phone reminder, but if you forget about your appointment you may reschedule. A $15 reschedule fee will apply to your visit if your appointment was not cancelled or rescheduled a day in advance.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept most major credit cards or cash. There is a $3 charge for all credit/debit card transactions. We do not accept insurance or medicaid.

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