Without a doubt, Diagnostic Medical Sonography is developing rapidly with respect to the advancement of modern technology. This particular branch of diagnostic medical imaging has gone through different progression. From then, what was only available was 2D scanning which was then followed by the more advanced 3D scanning and most recently, the breakthrough of 4D ultrasound came to light. If you are an expecting mother right now, perhaps you may have heard of 4D ultrasound. Known as the latest innovation in ultrasound technology, it has swept the news in different countries around the world. Its instant esteem from both the public and professionals alike is because of the great possibilities it holds. Technically, 4D ultrasound is processed in the same manner as 3D ultrasound but results to a much better product. Unlike the 3D scanning, which only enables you to see a single still image, the 4D ultrasound produces is a live video of the fetus inside the uterus, monitoring even the slightest movement. What 4D ultrasound does is to incorporate the fabrication of 3D ultrasound images with the time as an added component. Therefore, in real-time detail, the unborn baby can be observed through what can be perceived as a live feed of the baby’s movement.
4D ultrasound presents many advantages in contrast with the other ultrasound procedures. Topping all the other benefits is the fact that 4D ultrasound is gives a shorter period of examination. With the image that is instantly captured and processed through the sophisticated machine, the baby’s anatomy can be analyzed easier and faster. This is a huge leap from that of 2D imaging where it is difficult and even almost impossible to clearly examine the framework of the unborn child. With the 4D image the body parts of the baby can be easily recognized and even small actions like yawning, blinking, swallowing and small movements of the fingers can be seen.
With such a chance to get a close look at the unborn child early on, it gives a closer bond between the mother, the unborn baby and even the father. Studies have shown that this opens an opportunity for a more intimate relationship between the people involved. In effect, it puts away anxieties and depressions that the mother may experience throughout the pregnancy and with respect, the father is able to feel more immersed with the pregnancy. Seeing the baby, both parents can build a stronger relationship through the prenatal period.