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About Baby Scanning

About Our 3D & 4D Baby Scanning Clinic

Baby Scanning is a GP led private 3D/4D Ultrasound clinic. Sonographers with extensive Obstetrics experience carry out all of our 2D, 3D and 4D baby scans.

We have clinics in:

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Fife.

Please check our Contact Us page for details of location and opening times.

About Our 3D & 4D Ultrasound Equipment:

We use state-of-the-art 3D/4D scanning equipment, GE Voluson 730.

The ultrasound output of this machine does not exceed that of traditional 2D scan machines that have been used in hospitals for the last three decades.

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 ultrasound image.

3D refers to the 3rd dimension giving depth to the image. Therefore, with the 3D scanning you can see the shape of the baby’s 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.

4D refers to the 4th dimension of time resulting in a real time moving 3D image of the baby. The 4D scan is created by taking a series of consecutive 3D scans over a period of time.

Compared with the traditional 2D scanning the new 4D scanning technology gives you more insight into what is happening within the mother’s womb. With the 4D baby scans you are able to see the foetus in amazingly lifelike detail. Especially in the later stages of pregnancy when you can see the foetus behave in a similar manner to a newborn baby. With 3D and 4D baby scan technology you can see the foetus smile, yawn, suck on his or her fingers, scratch his or her nose and exhibit many other behaviours of a newborn baby.

With all of our 3D/4D packages we will provide you with still 3D scan images on a CD Rom, colour photos and the 4D baby scan is recorded onto a DVD.

If you require further information regarding our 3D and 4D scanning packages please visit our Packages and Fees page and FAQs 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.


Obstetric Sonographers

If you are interested in our 3D and 4D ultrasound service and are committed to providing a service of the very highest standard we would like to hear from you.

Tel: 0141 221 2611

Please send CVs to:

Ingram House
227 Ingram street,
G1 1DA

or by email to enquiries@babyscanning.co.uk

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