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CCMH Medical Clinic Introduces 3D/4D Ultrasound for New Parents

11/21/13

(Denison, IA) - Ultrasound technology as a diagnostic tool for pregnancy has been in use since the 1980s. Many moms and dads are aware of the grainy 2D (two dimensional) black-and-white images doctors used to determine the gender of the baby as well as determine the stage of gestation in the pregnancy. Through the use of 3D (three dimensional)/4D (four dimensional) technology, families can see a more life-like picture of their baby. Dr. Karl Hasik, OB-GYN at CCMH Medical Clinic now has 3D/4D technology available for expectant parents.

3D ultrasound is the exact same technology as 2D but sends out sound waves from numerous directions to produce a life-like picture which easily displays the little one's attributes.

“Having a baby can be fun, exciting and a little scary, all at the same time. With 3D/4D ultrasound, parents have a chance to see their new baby up close,” said Dr. Karl Hasik, OB-GYN specialist at CCMH Medical Clinic. “Getting that first glimpse of a new child can have a positive impact on the family. It enhances family bonding and reinforces good maternal health habits.”

Just as before, 4D ultrasound is the same technology as 2D and 3D, however a number of pictures are taken continuously showing real time imagery of the child. It’s like a window straight into the womb that permits parents to have a look at the fetus moving about, perhaps yawning or sucking its thumb. Because of extensive research, ultrasound technology has been confirmed risk-free. The same as 2D ultrasound, 3D/4D doesn't make use of irradiation like an x-ray. There are no harmful effects for a mother or her child.

New 3D-4D Ultrasound
Kelsey Roth (left) and Dr. Karl Hasik, OB/GYN (right) demonstrate the 3D/4D ultrasound technology available to new parents at CCMH.

“Our goal in introducing 3D/4D ultrasound is to provide the best possible care for a baby and its parents,” commented Dr. Hasik. “I think many new moms and dads will be happy to have the opportunity to utilize the technology to the benefit of their family.”

For more information about 3D/4D ultrasound, contact CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus at 712-265-2700.