Precious baby moments for all
to see, in amazing 3D Scans
Did you know that ultrasound was introduced to Obstetrics by Prof Ian
MacDonald of Glasgow University in the 1960s? In fact his colleague,
engineer Tom Brown developed the first 3D ultrasound machine in 1976!
One of these 3D scanning machines can be seen in the BMUS historical
collection in Queen Mothers Hospital in Glasgow.
Since then the race has been on for the development of 3D scanning equipment.
Over the past 10 years the development of 3D ultrasound equipment has
accelerated mainly due to the rapid advancement of computer technology.
At the forefront in the development of 3D scanning technology is General Electric,
with their Voluson series.
The basic principal behind the Voluson 3D technology is to align the successive
parallel 2D scan images together and use a technique called surface rendering
which has its origin in computer graphics engineering to generate the 3D
3D refers to the 3rd dimension giving depth to the image. Therefore, with 3D
scanning you can see the shape of the babies face. The 3D baby scan can then
be given any colour but in most cases is given a golden hue as it is regarded to
be the most aesthetically pleasing. The 4D scan further adds the 4th dimension
of time giving you a moving 3D image of the baby.
If you require further information regarding our 3D and 4D scanning packages please visit our Packages and Fees page and Frequently Asked Questions page. If you still have some questions remaining regarding our 3D and 4D baby scans please feel free to contact us. Our contact details are listed on the Contact Us page.