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  • Writer's pictureDana Krider

The Difference Between 2D, 3D, 4D and 5D Ultrasound

There are so many options when it comes to ultrasound. When making a decision to get an ultrasound many parents often wonder which is the best for them and what is the difference between them.

2D ultrasound is the traditional flat black and white ultrasound that you are more familiar with seeing at your doctors office. This type of ultrasound shows the bone structure of your baby as well as the internal organs and structure. 2D Ultrasound imaging is known to be more diagnostic and resourceful when evaluating the well being and even gender of your unborn baby.

3D and 4D Ultrasound may look similar however, the are different. They are both similar for the fact that both show a more realistic view of the distinct facial features of your unborn child. The way the two differ is 3D images are still images, where as 4D images are mini movie clips of your unborn child. 4D adds the “dimension of time” to the equation, also known as real time.

5D ultrasound imaging is currently the newest and most advanced ultrasound imaging there is. It is also commonly known as HD Live. 5D and HD Live has superior resolution and looks like a more realistic 3D/4D Ultrasound image. This type of Ultrasound offers more of a natural “flesh tone” appearance.

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