Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build up a picture of the inside of the body. The ultrasound scanner has a microphone which gives off sound waves which are then reflected back and converted into an image by the ultrasound machine.
With a 2D ultrasound, the Sonographer can view different layers of the baby, from the outer extremities to the internal organs. A 3D or 4D ultrasound scan differs where only the outside of the baby can be seen; it forms a topographical image of the baby so that the contours of the face and limbs can be more defined.
Is Ultrasound safe for my baby?
Yes. After years of careful research, no side effects from medical ultrasound have ever been found. As fully qualified sonographers we work to an agreed protocol suggested by the professional governing bodies. We are confident that we offer a safe and professional service to our customers. Will you tell me if you see any abnormality?
Our Private scans are not medical or diagnostic and they are meant to be for reassurance and bonding purposes. If however as medically trained Sonographers if we were to see any adverse features we would of course report on them to your chosen NHS hospital.Meet the team