The Benefits of 3D and 4D Ultrasound

When it comes to your health, early detection is your best weapon against common and potentially life-threatening problems like cancer or fetal abnormalities. Improvements in diagnostic technology now make it possible for our team to detect developmental issues and cancer earlier than ever and to offer treatment as early as possible.

At Memorial Women's Specialists, we offer state of the art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology at our office in Houston, Texas.

The benefits of 3D and 4D ultrasound screening

3D and 4D ultrasounds offer more detailed images than a standard 2D ultrasound. If our team detects any issues with you or your baby’s health, they may recommend additional diagnostic testing with a 3D or 4D ultrasound.

When is a 3D ultrasound used?

A 3D ultrasound is an additional diagnostic tool for women’s vaginal health screenings to take a closer look at common issues like polyps, fibroids, cysts, and suspicious masses and tumors. 

If you have any worrisome symptoms like pelvic pain or bleeding, or if one of our gynecologists detects an issue during your well-woman exam, they may recommend additional screening with a 3D ultrasound at our office.

When is a 4D ultrasound used?

A 4D ultrasound is similar to a 3D ultrasound, but it provides a moving image so that our team can get a fuller and more detailed look at your baby in-utero. 

3D and 4D ultrasound are safe and non-invasive

Ultrasound technology is gentle and safe for both you and your baby. Both 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound wave technology to create an image of the target area, whether it’s a baby in the womb or uterine and breast tissue.

One of the main benefits of getting a 3D or 4D ultrasound is that it can help our team spot possible birth defects and health issues that may not necessarily show up on other imaging tests. 

You may also be able to get a fuller picture of your baby’s features and face depending on the stage of fetal development.

Like any diagnostic test and medical procedure, it’s important to consult with our team. Contact us today to discuss whether you should incorporate a 3D or 4D ultrasound screening with your prenatal care.

Book your 3D or 4D ultrasound today

For more information about the benefits of 3D and 4D ultrasounds and to schedule an appointment, call 713-935-9100 to schedule an appointment or request one online.

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