Ultrasound is a technology that has been in use for more than 40 years. It uses sound waves that are translated by a computer into images. A probe is placed on the belly coated with a gel which decreases resistance to the reflected sound waves. 2D ultrasound represents these waves as an outline and is good for determining gender. 3D ultrasound gives depth to the image which makes it much easier for parents to understand. Three dimensions give you height, width and depth. The fourth dimension (4D) is live motion video. At Image of a Miracle, you will see your baby in 3D as he or she moves around! At all 3D/4D sessions, you will be given a DVD of the entire ultrasound.
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We schedule appointments generously, so our clients never feel hurried. Please come 15 minutes before your appointment to register and get settled in. Some sessions may last up to an hour if fetal position is an issue. While we do not scan for an hour, we allow time for you to eat or drink something and walk around a bit to help the baby find a better position!
Yes! We encourage our clients to invite family and friends to share in your elective 3D/4D ultrasound session. It is a joyful experience and one meant to be shared with those closest to you. The studio comfortably seats 6 to 8 adults- but bring as many friends and family as you want. Small children are welcome as well.
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Women seeking an elective prenatal Ultrasound with Image of a Miracle must already be receiving treatment with a healthcare provider for prenatal care and have already undergone a medical, diagnostic Ultrasound ordered by their provider to confirm their due date, screen for fetal anomalies, and to look for any other pregnancy related issues. Please note, at no time is this exam to be used in place of a complete diagnostic Ultrasound.
Extensive studies over 30 years have found that Ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to mother or baby. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the United States. In 3D/4D scanning exactly the same type and intensity of Ultrasound is used as with conventional 2D scanning. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image. 4D Ultrasound will be similar to a conventional scan in terms of exposure.
Yes, appointments are necessary for all of our services.
Yes, in most cases we can provide an indication of the sex of the baby as early as 15 weeks. We can’t however guarantee that the baby will cooperate during your session. Certain factors such as body tissue content, developmental stage and fetal position all affect the ability to determine sex. If that is the case we will have you to return at NO additional charge.
At this point, insurance does not cover the costs of our Ultrasounds. Since this is an elective procedure and is not intended to be a replacement for your doctor ordered Ultrasound, you will need to pay the cost of this Ultrasound as an out of pocket expense. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards.
We use the state of the art GE Voluson 730 to complete all Ultrasound examinations. The GE Voluson 730 has been seen in GE television commercials and many printed articles from around the world. This machine is the best 2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasound machine available. Please note, many organizations claim to use “state-of-the-art” equipment, when in fact they use older or inferior technology. Only the GE Voluson 730 generates 3D images with amazing clarity and gives you the same clarity with 4D imagery of your baby in motion. Our sonogram equipment allows you to see your baby in live motion video unlike any other on the market today.
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