Ultrasounds, also called sonograms or baby scans, are powerful diagnostic tools that use sound waves to create pictures of structures within the body. The way those waves bounce determine the images projected on an attached computer screen. Ultrasounds can be used to view the uterus and ovaries, as well as to monitor the growth and development of your baby. Novant Health Bradford Clinic OB/GYN offers ultrasound services in our office for both gynecologic and obstetric patients.
If you are pregnant, you will be offered a 4D ultrasound between weeks 28 and 32 of your pregnancy. A 4D ultrasound allows you to see your baby from every angle and observe while he or she moves, waves and maybe even smiles at you! You will get to keep still images of your baby as well as a DVD with the 4D image.
Insurance companies vary on coverage of ultrasounds. Please check with your insurance company about coverage before scheduling your ultrasound.