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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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Can both of the twins be seen in detail with an ultrasound?

Can both of the twins be seen in detail with an ultrasound?

Yes: Usually both twins can be examined in detail with ultrasound, but occasionally one is more difficult due to positioning. Rescanning a different day may reveal better details for the "hiding" twin. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ultrasound didn't detect one of my twins?

What should I do if my ultrasound didn't detect one of my twins?

Common occurence: Early on in pregnancy it is not uncommon to lose on of the twins. If this happens early then chances are you will continue to carry the other baby without any problems. ...Read more

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What are 3d ultrasounds? What is the kind of ultrasound that creates 3d looking pictures? Is it an issue of level 2 ultrasound vs. Something else?

What are 3d ultrasounds? What is the kind of ultrasound that creates 3d looking pictures? Is it an issue of level 2 ultrasound vs. Something else?

2D vs 3D: 3d ultrasound is a software upgrade to newer ultrasound machines. The software allows the ultrasound machine to create beautiful images. These additional images rarely improve the diagnostic accuracy if the ultrasound exam. A level 2 obstetrical ultrasound does not typically include 3d images. ...Read more

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Just curious, is an ultrasound the only way to determine if your having twins?

Yes : Ultrasound is the only reliable and safe way. Other then waiting for delivery. While Xray would show it carries unnecessary risk. ...Read more

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Is a high def ultrasound common with twins?

????: Don't quite know what you mean. All our fetal sonos are done with the highest possible definition. There are a few more things we evaluate with twins such as the number of placentas and the sac anatomy. Or as we are fond of saying, "twice the work for the same fee!". ...Read more

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Saw twins on my ultrasound but one is bigger than the other. Is that a problem?

Saw twins on my ultrasound but one is bigger than the other. Is that a problem?

Depends: In general it is common for one twin to be slightly larger than the other. In some rare cases it can be a problem ( usually with identical not fraternal twin) usually serial sonograms will be done to evaluate the growth of both twins. Ask your md what the size difference means in your case. ...Read more

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