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 Questions & Answers -3D/4D Ultrasound
*  Why choose The Ultrasound Studio?
*  Do I need a note from my Physician?
*  What is the best time for a Staging 3D/4D ultrasound?
*  Can I have more than one 3D/4D ultrasound?
*  How many guests can I bring?
*  Will my insurance company pay for this ultrasound?
*  How far along should I be before I have a 3D/4D elective ultrasound?
*  When should I book my 3D/4D appointment?
*  What are the requirements for receiving an elective ultrasound?
*  Who performs the ultrasounds?
*  How safe is 3D/4D ultrasound?
*  Will my 3D images always turn out the way I expect?
*  Do you offer Gender Determination?
*  What if I DON'T want to know the gender of my child?
*  Aren’t these 3D/4D ultrasounds expensive?

Why choose The Ultrasound Zone?
We  offer a family-oriented environment that allows everyone to enjoy a  bonding experience with you and your baby.  Our accommodations allow us  to offer expectant parents the option of private scanning, while invited  guest enjoy luxury seating in our viewing zone; or open viewing for all  to enjoy together. We have seating for up to six guests with a 42”  plasma TV that allows family and friends to visualize the entire session  at all time.

 All elective exams are performed by an RDMS sonographer.

Our ultrasound equipment, the GE Voluson 730 Expert, is one of the top performing 3D/4D imaging systems.

Do I need a note from my Physician?
At  The Ultrasound Zone, we are committed to promoting healthily  pregnancies.  We offer elective ultrasound services; therefore a visit  to us should never replace a physician’s visit. As a result, it is our  policy that all women requesting an elective ultrasound provide  documentation that they are receiving prenatal care.  A previous  ultrasound picture, an appointment card, prenatal vitamins, bill,  ect...will do just fine. We will copy for your file and give proof back  to you.

What is the optimal time for a 3D/4D ultrasound?
Before  24 weeks gestation, babies appear more skeletal with 3D/4D imaging, but  you can see more of the baby at once.  Between 28-36 weeks gestation,  babies are developing a fat layer that fills in their facial details  allowing for better facial images.  For twins, we think the best time to  visit us is before 28 weeks gestation.

Can I have more than one 3D/4D ultrasound?
Yes.   We do offer a unique package for imaging your baby at different stages  of growth.  Many expectant parents chose to come in more than once to  see their baby at varies stages of development.

 How many guests can I bring?
Our  facility comfortably accommodated 6 to 8 adults.  Our goal is to keep  it enjoyable for all who attend, therefore additional adult supervision  is recommended for small children.

Will my insurance company pay for this ultrasound?
No,  our imaging services are considered elective services and are for  entertainment purposes only.  For your convenience, we accept cash,  debit cards, visa and master card.  No personal checks please.

How far along should I be before I have a 3D/4D elective ultrasound?
We  recommend having your 3D/4D ultrasound performed after the 25th week of  your pregnancy, and anytime after the 28th week for our fuller figured  mommies.

When should I book my 3D/4D appointment?
You  may book your appointment in advance, or call to see what is available  in the near future. Our appointments do tend to book up quickly –  especially on Saturdays, so booking in advance in recommended. We save  this appointment time especially for you to enjoy your baby with family  and friends. Because of this, we ask that you kindly give us 24-hour  notice of cancellation or rescheduling to avoid a cancellation/no-show  fee. We want to make sure that if you are unable to attend your visit  with us, that we are able to give another mommy a chance to take your  place. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy.

 What are the requirements for receiving an elective ultrasound?
We  offer elective ultrasounds to expectant mothers who are currently under  prenatal care and have undergone their second trimester diagnostic  ultrasound with their provider. This is the anatomical survey ultrasound  most commonly performed around 20 weeks. Written confirmation of this  is required - please call our office for details. This elective  ultrasound does NOT take the place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound,  or any other type of care your healthcare provider requires. Our  elective services are simply a wonderful adjunct to the care you are  currently receiving.

Who performs the ultrasounds?
Our  staff is highly trained and certified by the ARDMS. Our ultrasound  technologists have years of experience in OB scanning, and extensive 3D  experience as well. We expect the best, and so should you. Let our  trained and certified staff allow you to experience the miracle of life  as it has never been before!

 How safe is 3D/4D ultrasound?
Ultrasound  has been a routine practice in prenatal care throughout the U.S. It has  been studied for over 35 years, and has been shown to cause no harm to  either the mother or the baby. Your 3D/4D ultrasound session utilizes  the same type of ultrasound as a regular 2D scan performed in the  doctor's office. The power or intensity DOES NOT change when moving from  2D to 3D/4D. It is actually a new computer software in our systems, NOT  a different type of ultrasound, that creates these remarkable images.

 Will my 3D images always turn out the way I expect?
Usually,  but sometimes if the baby is persistently looking away from us, or if  hands and feet are in the way it may be difficult to see the baby's  face. Also - if placenta is in the way, or for our fuller figured  mommies, the images will tend to be a bit fuzzier. Unfortunately - Baby  Rules! However, we do our very best to get the best images we can! Each  baby will scan differently, and we can make no promises that the images  will always meet your expectations. We do promise, however to do  everything we can to get the very best images possible. Issues that can  make the images less than perfect are: the amount of fluid around the  area of interest, fuller-figured mothers-to-be, age of the fetus, and  fetal position.

Do you offer Gender Determination?
Yes,  we do. Again - Baby Rules - we can't make guarantees that your little  one will cooperate with us, but we can guarantee we will make every  effort to determine the gender of your child. Because we have a bit more  time than the doctor's office does, we are able to spend more time  determining the gender of your baby.

What if I DON'T want to know the gender of my child?
NO  PROBLEM!! Many parents think that because this technology creates such  clear images, that there is no way to hide the sex. NOT TRUE! We have  had many families request that we not determine gender. When this is the  wish of our guests, we accommodate with no questions asked. We simply  stay away from that area of your child, and focus on other areas, such  as face, hands, arms, etc. Just let us know your wishes and we would be  happy to hide the gender for you!

Aren’t these 3D/4D ultrasounds expensive?
You will be surprised at our low rates! Please call us today.

 Please note:
Expectant  mothers wishing to have an elective ultrasound performed MUST be under  prenatal care for her pregnancy.  This elective ultrasound is NOT  intended to take place of a complete diagnostic ultrasound, or any other  type of care required by your healthcare provider.