A 3D ultrasound sends sound waves at many different angles towards the baby, and the returning echoes are processed by a sophisticated computer program. This results in a reconstructed three-dimensional image of the baby's surface or internal organs. A 3D ultrasound is similar to a CT scan that constructs a CT scan from multiple x-rays.
Dr. Hill recommends a 3D ultrasound only when it is necessary for medical reasons, in order to examine any possible fetal problems. If you are in Youngstown, Warren, or Salem, Ohio and would like a 3D ultrasound, schedule a visit to see Dr. Hill for an obstetrician appointment. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Hill can answer any questions you may have about a 3D ultrasound and the results of the scan.