3D-4D Sonography & Fetal Medicine
The mission behind the state of the art sonography center at Rupal Hospital is to provide the most technologically advanced women’s imaging and fetal-medicine services lead by experience, knowledge, personal attention, and compassion.
Our sonography and fetal medicine expert team provide a full array of sonography services from ‘routine’ abdominal and gynecological scans for all age group women to specialized obstetric scans to expectant mothers.
What are the different types of Antenatal Ultrasound facilities available at Rupal Hospital?
Trans-abdominal (standard) Ultrasound: One of the most common prenatal ultrasound. It involves gliding a transducer across your lower abdomen to create two-dimensional images of your baby and internal organs.
Transvaginal Ultrasound: It involves inserting a long probe-shaped transducer into your vagina. This type of ultrasound is more common in early pregnancy when the baby is tiny and harder to find outside the abdomen.
Doppler Imaging: It is a transabdominal ultrasound that shows blood flow inside the umbilical cord and blood vessels. Your doctor may order Doppler imaging if your baby’s growth seems to have slowed.
3D Ultrasound takes several two-dimensional images using transabdominal ultrasound and puts them together to make a three-dimensional image.
4D Ultrasound: It creates three-dimensional pictures that show movement.
Fetal Echocardiogram (Fetal Echo): A transabdominal ultrasound closely examines your baby’s heart for defects.
How many ultrasounds during pregnancy are normal?
If you have a healthy pregnancy, you’ll only need three ultrasounds:
Genetic scan: At 11 to 14 weeks (along with double marker test).
Anomaly scan(3D/4D): At 18 to 20 weeks.
Growth scan: At 34 to 36 weeks.
Some patients may have their first ultrasound before 11 weeks. However, if you have an early ultrasound, you still will need an ultrasound at 11 to 14 weeks.
If any abnormalities are detected during either of the routine ultrasounds, you might need more.
In high-risk pregnancy patients— usually due to weight, age, or medical problems, weekly ultrasounds may be recommended during the last month of pregnancy.
What extra services our fetal medicine experts offer apart from routine ante-natal sonography?
Our sonography experts are highly specialized in fetal medicine. They will provide preconception counseling, genetic counseling, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pregnant women with abnormal genetic scan/screening tests, or a previous history of complications in the baby during pregnancy.
When is a Gynec (Pelvic) ultrasound needed?
If you have symptoms of a gynecological condition, we might recommend a pelvic ultrasound (trans-abdominal and transvaginal). It’s a non-invasive way to see the inside of the body and spot changes in the female reproductive organs. The exam might be helpful if you have conditions like:
- Uterine fibroids.
- Endometrial problems/polyps.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Kidney stones.
- Urinary bladder or pelvic organ disease.