Are you looking for a 3D sonogram of your Baby?
Often the medical community uses the terms sonogram and ultrasound interchangeably and it is widely believed they are synonymous. You’ve likely heard your doctor or a television personality order a sonogram or an ultrasound.
So then what is the difference between an ultrasound and a sonogram?
An ultrasound involves the utilization of high frequency sound waves (not ionizing radiation as some think) emitted into the body by a hand-held device coated with hypoallergenic water-based gel. Sound waves reflect back to the wand from internal structures and are interpreted by sophisticated system software creating an ultrasound image. Our high-end obstetrical ultrasound system has additional specialized software that can transform the standard 2D black and white ultrasound image into a volume or 3-dimensional image. In addition, our GE ultrasound equipment is outfitted with the latest advancement in 4D imaging called HD Live (5D) enabling us to view baby with unparalleled clarity and realism.
Now that we’ve addressed what an ultrasound is, how does that differ from a sonogram?
A sonogram is simply the resulting ultrasound image or picture generated by the ultrasound machine. In our case those sonogram images can be in 2D, 3D or HD Live.