What is it?

The 4D ultrasound is an amazing medical procedure, which had its initial origin in the sonar of the submarines used in the Second World War. Currently, it is a means of visualizing physical problems in hospitals, although they are also applied in private clinics and even at home. 

They existed before 4D ultrasound, 2D ultrasound and 3D ultrasound, which today continue to be an indispensable tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients.

With respect to 2D ultrasounds, the images are flat, they may present distortions with the movement of the fetus, as well as they are black and white. On the other hand, the 3D ultrasound, the image is a little better, but it will not have movement as it happens in the 2D. The 4D ultrasound combines both qualities allowing you to see the images in color and in real time.

What is it for? 

It is used in medicine, and generally it is in gynecology, where parents are allowed to see their children before their birth. It also allows you to know the sex of your next child and for doctors it allows them to detect any malformation or intrauterine diseases in children. It has taken off and is used by parents to save footage of their children. It is also used to observe tumors and other types of diseases in patients, whether they are adults or children, allowing a more accurate and faster diagnosis than with the previous 2D and 3D versions.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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