4D Sonography

Southern Women's Health is proud to offer the newest state of the art imaging for our patients. 4D sonography allows us to capture images of developing babies (with more detail). The following information may help to answer some of the questions you may have about a 4D sonogram.

  • The 4D sonogram is not an x-ray. It uses the same sound wave technology that has always been used to obtain images.
  • This sonogram is not intended to replace the 2D sonogram which is performed between 18 and 20 weeks. The sonogram done at that time is to assess fetal growth and development.
  • The 4D sonogram captures a more realistic image of the physical characteristics and appearance of the developing infant. The optimal time is between 27 and 32 weeks of your pregnancy.

4D sonograms are offered at special appointment times, and not in conjunction with your routine office visit. This will ensure that we have adequate time to obtain optimal visualization of your baby for portraits. During this visit, you will be able to observe as your baby moves and poses on a TV monitor. You will be able to view your baby with new clarity.

4DwithhandThe 4D ultrasound includes five or more 2 ½ X 3 ½ black and white images on thermal paper and digital color prints of your baby. It also includes a recorded DVD (DVD +RW) disc of your 4D ultrasound. If you have email we are also able to email images that are taken during your 4D ultrasound.

This sonogram is optional, and strictly for your enjoyment. The cost for the 4D sonogram is not covered by insurance; therefore it will not be billed to your insurance company. The price is $200.00 and is payable the day of your visit. In many cases the images are incredible in their detail; however the quality of the sonogram is dependent on the position, movement of the baby, and size of the mother. Due to the time requirement of these sonograms, no refund is offered.