2D 3D 4D Ultrasound – When to get one and why

Your 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound Questions Answered
Below are the most frequently asked questions about our elective prenatal ultrasound packages. Please email us at info@littleimages4d.com should you have any further questions.


Do I need to make an appointment to have a 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound?

Yes, we schedule by appointment only.

What happens during a 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound?

An Ultrasound tech will begin by positioning you on an exam table and applying a colorless, odorless gel to your abdomen. The transducer will be moved back and forth over your abdomen to view your precious developing baby. Depending on your baby’s position and stage of development, you may be able to see a face, tiny hands and fingers, or arms and legs.

Will the Little Images Ultrasound performed at your facility replace the ultrasound that I receive from my Prenatal Healthcare Provider?

No. Your 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound performed at Little Images does not replace the ultrasound provided at your Doctor’s office. Our ultrasounds are completely elective and are used to strictly complement the full anatomical study that is completed by your Obstetrician or Prenatal Healthcare Provider.

Are 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound safe for my baby and me?

At Little Images we use the same frequency as your physician uses in your 2D ultrasound. Ultrasounds have been used for over 35 years and there have been no proven side effects. Ultrasounds emit sound waves, listens for the return echo, which generates the images based on returned data. Little Images strictly adheres to the FDA standards.

What can I do to achieve the best 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound at Little Images?

DRINK, DRINK, DRINK WATER!!! We recommend that all pregnant mothers who schedule an appointment with Little Images make an effort to continuously hydrate by drinking plenty of water. We have found that hydration improves the clarity of your baby sonogram significantly.

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What is Real-Time, 4D Live-Motion Imaging?

Real Time 4D Live-Motion Imaging is the continuous three-dimensional scanning of the baby with the option of simultaneous 2D Imaging. This revolutionary quad-beam technology, which obtains 3D images in Real-Time up to 25 volumes per second, goes beyond the boundaries of traditional ultrasound and opens the 4th dimension of Real-Time so that you can see your baby moving in 3D.

Can you determine the gender of my baby?

When gender determination is desired, Little Images will attempt to obtain the best images to ensure accuracy during your 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound session.

What will determine the clarity and quality of my Baby’s Images?

Many factors are involved in obtaining clear images. We use state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified Sonographers however, there are several factors outside of our control, which will determine the clarity and quality of the Images. Fetal positioning: Some babies come ready for their pictures and seem to be posing at every turn. Others simply turn their back on us. Still others cuddle up to the placenta or uterine wall, or hide behind their hands. We know you particularly want to see your baby’s face and we do all we can to encourage your baby to turn your way. Particularly in 3D and 4D, a straight-on face view is not very common. We urge you to relax and enjoy this bonding ultrasound experience while viewing your unborn baby. Maternal tissue: The more tissue the sound waves need to travel through, the less contrast the resulting images have. For this reason, we often find we get better results with our full-figured expectant mothers later in their pregnancy, typically around 20+ weeks for gender determination and 28 to 32 weeks for 3D and 4D. Again, you will get the best images possible with the best equipment and Sonographers, but maternal tissue can be an important factor. Fetal activity: It is breath taking to see your baby in motion during your Ultrasound. As always, we encourage you to enjoy your baby’s activity and we’ll do our part to capture the best images possible. Gestational development: Each pregnancy is unique. Some babies are best seen at 20 weeks and others at 32, regardless of maternal tissue or other factors

How many people can come with me to my 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound appointment?

Little Images welcomes you to bring as many family members and friends as you like to join in this momentous occasion. We provide a comfortable home theater environment with ample room for all to view your 2D 3D 4D Ultrasound. The experience we provide is a culmination of a beautiful facility, the best equipment, and an endearing, knowledgeable staff.

What forms of payment does Little Images 4D take and do you accept Insurance?

We only accept Cash. We do not accept checks or credit of any kind. At this time, Insurance will not cover elective ultrasound scans.

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