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2D and 3D 4D Ultrasound FAQs


If you have never experienced the joys of ultrasound, we have created a page to answer some common ultrasound questions you may have.  We still believe in old fashioned person to person discussion, but we wanted to make the information easy to access.  If there are any other questions you have about ultrasounds, please contact us. 


What is Ultrasound?


An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, and ultrasonography, is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. Experts say that ultrasound scans are safe. Obstetric sonography is frequently used to check the baby in the womb.


If Ultrasounds are safe, how many studies have been conducted?


Physicians have used ultrasound to make images of the inside of the human body for nearly fifty years. Most infants now born in the United States were exposed to ultrasound before birth and in many countries, all pregnant women are screened with ultrasound. To date, researchers have not identified any adverse biological effects clearly caused by ultrasound, even while millions of babies born each year have had ultrasound scans in utero (while in the womb).


What if my baby is in a bad position during a Gender Reveal Ultrasound?


If your baby is in a less than desirable position, we will try our best to get the baby to cooperate.  One reason that we schedule all ultrasound sessions for a minimum of 30 minutes is so that we can get the baby to move around and expose their gender.  If we are unable to get the baby to cooperate within 30 minutes, we will bring you back for another exam.  This is at no additional charge to you.


How accurate are you at determining Gender?


With over 7 years of diagnostic ultrasound experience, as well as being certified as an ARDMS Sonographer, we assure you that our team will provide accurate results.


If I come to Lifetime Imaging for my Ultrasound, do I still need to see a Physician?


Absolutely, YES!  While we only employ ARDMS Certified Sonographers, we are providing non diganostic ultrasounds that are for your viewing pleasure as well as memory making.  These images will not provide diagnostic information nor will we provide any information to you that is considered diagnostic.  Should you need advice on local Phyisicians, we would be happy to make some recommendations and we always suggest you interview them to ensure you feel comfortable with them taking on primary care for you and your baby.




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