How to pick a center to do a 3D4D5D ultrasound?

Choosing a place to do your 3D 4D 5D ultrasound is a very important decision to make. You are spending time and money and want to get the best result. This is the opportunity that happens just a couple of times in your life. In order to make a life-long memory for yourself and your family, proper due diligence should be conducted.


May I go to the closest center to my residence?

Not all clinics have excellent ultrasound facilities. There are a variety of ultrasound machines that can provide different photos and videos with different qualities. The resolution of the photos and videos is an important factor. Also, make sure that the machine can provide you with 5D/high definition qualities. In order to get the best result, take a look at the sample photos and videos on their galleries. Definitely, each clinic highlights the best of them on their website but still, it can give you a clue about the quality of their work. By taking a look at their gallery you can notice if they provide you with 4D or 5D photos and videos.

4D is the old version, with yellow color photos and videos. 5D is the new version, high-definition skin color ones. In our experience, almost all people prefer 5D to 4D ultrasound. 5D ultrasound doesn’t increase your expenses if the machine is the newer version to do it. 5D has a realistic view and shows more details in the baby’s face, arms, legs, etc.

4D image

5D image

5D image

Should you ask about the technician who is doing your ultrasound?

This is another aspect that you should do due diligence about. The best ultrasound machine in the hands of an inexperienced and unknowledgeable technician is a real waste of resources. Getting a good 5D ultrasound requires a lot of knowledge about anatomy, physiology, and ultrasound physics.  As an example, an experienced technician knows about the necessity of enough amniotic fluid and even how to position the pregnant mother to accumulate enough fluid around the area of interest or where to apply the probe to get a better image without exposing the baby to unnecessary power. If the technician has a medical background and has been working in this field for a long time, definitely can get better results.

Do I need preparation to do a 3D 4D 5D ultrasound?

This is an important question that you need to ask when you are making an appointment for this kind of ultrasound. There are different instructions that you need to follow based on how far along you are. When you are making an appointment ask about the preparation. This shows you how experienced the center and the sonographer are. Don’t follow the recommendations that you take when you are doing a 2D ultrasound. 2D ultrasound can show deep in the body of the baby and is used to focus on mostly the anatomy of the baby inside the womb. 3D4D5D looks at the surface of the body and needs different preparations

Do longer ultrasounds give me better results?

Babies have different sleep-wake cycles. Some babies sleep for a long time. In case the baby covers the face or turns completely towards the mom’s back and doesn’t move, we need more time. Also, during the ultrasound, we get a lot of photos and videos. If we have more time the possibility of capturing more and better ones is more. If the baby faces us and moves nicely from the first second we usually can get amazing photos and videos.

Another clue to pick a 3D 4D 5D ultrasound center

Take a look at the reviews and read them. Read the highest and lowest scores. By doing this you notice who is going to do your ultrasound. So, when you make your appointment, you can ask for the same person to do your ultrasound. Always keep in mind that the sonographer could have left the place and another inexperienced one has substituted her/him.