Ultrasound Technology in Dubai
The procedure of ultrasound was first discovered in the 1800s, however, its practical usage was not allowed until 1950s. Hence, nowadays, ultrasonic tests are widely used in all over the world for different purposes. Most of the times, this technique is used as a diagnostic tool during pregnancy. So, it is considered as one of the most important parts of the gynaecology. High-frequency sound waves are utilized to generate the images of the specific structures within the human body. In the start, the 2D technology was used to detect the problem and for its diagnosis. Hence, with the passage of time, the advancements have made it possible to get the diagnosis by using 3D and 4D imaging. As a whole, an ultrasound is utilized to:
- Check the inner body and condition of the baby of a woman during pregnancy.
- Assess the fetus of a woman.
- Check a thyroid gland.
- Diagnose kidney stone or any other problem with your body.
- Diagnose gallbladder disease.
- Demonstrate the prostate and genital abnormalities.
However, when ultrasound is conducted in a gynecology department, then its function is to check the position, health, and other aspects of the baby. Furthermore, the 2D technology is used to provide two dimensions of the imaging. While the use of 3D technology is used, it reveals same images in 3 dimensions that are clearer and prominent than 2D. In addition to it, 4D technology makes it clearer than all. Furthermore, it makes the patients able to see the images in motion. Even, in later stages of their pregnancy, they may see their child’s movements such as smile and yawn. The ultrasonic technique also helps in assessing if the child is going through any kind of abnormality and the planning is made to treat it.
How to prepare?
When your doctor suggests you an ultrasound then you are also instructed to follow a proper plan so that you can prepare your body for the ultrasound. The preparation really impacts the results so you need to follow the instructions carefully.
- If your baby is waking at the time of ultrasound then you may get best results. However, it becomes difficult to figure out the sleeping pattern of your baby. Hence, you may notice the time of the day when your baby moves more. Our practitioner will guide you regarding this assessment, as well.
- Drinking plenty of water before getting an ultrasound is a must. The experts and practitioners report that more water help to get better imaging in all kind of ultrasounds whether it’s 2D, 3D, or 4D.
2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasound Procedure
All of these ultrasounds are quite safe and permit both doctors and parents to see the baby in the mother womb. Furthermore, 3D and 4D technology allow detecting if the baby is developing any kind of disease or there are birth defects, hence 2D ultrasound doesn’t have the capability to detect these issues. the purpose of these ultrasonic images is to check the health of the child and mother and to see the development. The main concern is to check the medical condition of the patient. Unfortunately, some of the people want to use its report negatively and want to keep the film with them that is not allowed. You may discuss the risks and concerns with your doctor before getting the procedure.
It is quite easy to perform the procedure but it can be performed only by a certified practitioner or the doctor who has got its training during the course. After preparation, the mother or the patient is asked to lie down on a medical seat and expose their stomach. A specific kind of gen is applied to the targeted area (belly). The purpose of this gel is to generate images effectively. In the next step, a probe (a specific device for investigation) is placed on the stomach and moved to the area to get different images from different angles. You need to know the fact that it is optional whether you want to get 2D, 3D, or 4D ultrasound. It’s all about what kind of results you need. You may also discuss this aspect with your doctor to make a better decision.
It is important to perform the aftercare instructions if provided by the doctor. Normally, no aftercare instructions are required as the procedure is non-invasive. Furthermore, you may feel good to know that no recovery time is required due to non-invasive nature of the procedure.
Some of the most prominent benefits that you should consider include:
- High level of safety
- High effectiveness
- Accurate results
- Risk factors are very low (only if you choose a wrong practitioner)
- Less or no recovery time
- Affordable cost
Cost of 2D, 3D, and 4D Ultrasound Scan
Due to different features and underlying technology, 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound scan have different cost structure. The pricing has variations at different clinics or laboratories. If we compare the rates of these three forms of a pregnancy ultrasound, 4D scans cost more than 3D and 2D scans.
At the Euromed Clinic Dubai, we have affordable pricing for 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound scans for females. Please feel free to get in touch anytime if you want to know how much we charge for these different pregnancy scans.
Gynecology 2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasound Scan FAQ’s
Does insurance cover 3D/4D ultrasounds?
Some insurance companies cover every gynecology 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound scan. However, most insurance companies don't cover the cost of 3D and 4D ultrasounds. They don't come under standard prenatal care and are only covered by insurance if medically crucial.
What can you tell from a 4D ultrasound?
The gynecology 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound scan are performed to assess the baby's condition and position. A 4D ultrasound shows a live stream video of the baby's movements inside the womb. So, it shows the baby opening and closing eyes and sucking thumb, etc.
Which is better 3D or 4D ultrasound?
Both 3D and 4D ultrasounds can provide 3-dimensional images of the baby. While a 4D ultrasound is essentially 3D ultrasound in live motion, it provides more in-depth information about the baby. It can help diagnose several congenital differences.
What can I expect from a 4D ultrasound?
Every gynecology 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound provides a glimpse of the baby and spot any problems with him/her. However, a 4D ultrasound is the most advanced that shows a 3-dimensional live video of the baby. It allows real-time assessment of the baby's face.
What week is best for a 3D ultrasound?
The best time to get a 3D ultrasound is between 24 and 3 weeks. However, if you want to have the best pictures taken, you should go in between 27 and 32 weeks. For a closeup shot, the best time is between 27 and 28 weeks.
Schedule A Consultation
Hence, before making a decision regarding this procedure, you should get a consultation with your doctor. Our experienced doctors are always here to serve you with their professional services. We have made it easy for you to schedule a consultation with us. You may contact us via e-mail, social media, or any other medium. However, the most effective and easy for you is to fill the following form that may require just a minute or two incompletion. After that, one of our correspondents will get back to you to know your ease of arrival. Keep in mind that initial consultation is essential so that our doctor can check if this is the right time for you to get the procedure or not. Furthermore, our doctor will let you know which kind of procedure you should get on the basis of your requirements. Your child health should be your priority. Also, if you need an ultrasound for the diagnosis of any other health problem, do discuss it with us! Good luck!