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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Hard to say: The walls of the womb provide a significant amount of pressure on baby, which has the effect of shrink wrap on the features.They can also have a hand, foot or head turned in an odd position, all of which will change when the baby is out and the distortion pressure is gone. ...Read more
Yes : 4d ultrasound can gather 3d volumes and represents the difference between video and a still. These images can show the difference between normal and diseased tissue. ...Read more
What are the risks on baby of 4D ultrasound every week? (done by skilled technician in gerontology center, the duration of scan is 3-5 minutes)
None: As a radiologist, I know of no health concerns for you or the fetus from ultrasound. With that being said, unless there is an abnormality, there is no reason to do scans that often. There may be unknown risks that we won't learn about until the future. If you are doing the scans because it is for fun, I don't recommend you continue to do this. ...Read more
I want to known any screening exam to rule out Down syndrome? When is the best to check it? Or only 4D ultrasound can help?
What do many (grouped) red dots mean on the 4D ultrasound screen of uterus? I was told the uterus was enlarged for about 7cm. What that means?
I have done 4D ultrasound of uterus. I was said there are some changes. On the printed photo there are red dots grouped. What a red dot means generall?
Color Flow Doppler: shows moving blood as various shades of red or blue depending on the speed, quantity & direction of cell (blood) motion relative to the ultrasound probe. In the 2D echo image selected, notice the color bar at the left top indicating speed toward vs. away. Get & study a copy of the actual video images to better understand. It is your body, your right to a copy of the records & you can understand. ...Read more
1D,2D,3D,4D; prostate ultrasound; what ultrasound should i ask my doctor for that looks at everything inside and out?
Transrectal: A transrectal prostate ultrasound is technically very good but is not a screening tool unless correlated with a PSA blood test and a doctor's exam. A prep to clean the colon is usually given and the ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum with a latex covering over it. If done with a urologist, any suspicious abnormality could be biopsied at that time. Consider MRI with an endorectal coil. ...Read more