The presence of 4D is a complement to the development of ultrasound technology that can record fetal movements in the uterus, although many also say that this is a live 3D ultrasound or said to be real time, this is based on the existing dimensions only up to 3D but product marketers steal consumers give the name 4D ultrasound, it is more commonly used. Basically, the ability of 4D ultrasound will be the same as the ability of 3D ultrasound to read fetal movements more accurately. Using 4D ultrasound can identify abnormalities in the fetus up to 85%.
Here are 7 benefits of 4D ultrasound for pregnancy:
1. Identify Fetal Health More Accurately
At 11-14 weeks of gestation, 4D ultrasound can identify abnormalities up to 85% such as chromosomal abnormalities, Down syndrome or early detection of congenital heart defects. At the age of 18-22 weeks of pregnancy, she has been able to detect structural abnormalities in the fetus (detailed amonaly scan), while at 28-32 weeks she has been able to detect abnormalities in fetal growth, placenta location, umbilical cord, and fetal biophysical profile. , the amount of amniotic fluid, abnormal placement of the placenta, and fetal organ abnormalities so that it can be identified accurately.
2. Knowing Fetal Movement With Details
The advantages possessed by 4D ultrasound are being able to see fetal movements such as being able to suck the thumb, hit, kick so that this ability will provide more information about the state of the fetus so that it can observe fetal behavior. This can make you feel the real movement of the fetus as if it was present in the world.
3. Can Save Movements such as Movies
The advantage of 4D is that it is able to store the movements or appearance of the fetus in a computer database so that it can be played back like watching a movie, even a copy can be stored on a flash disk or a CD. This is the best choice for doing 4D ultrasound.
Even though it is considered to have advantages in doing 4D ultrasound, there are several disadvantages such as the position of the fetus, the fetus is turning its back, it is difficult for the organs in the front, face down, it will be difficult to observe the front organs. Observation cannot produce the shape of the face, the state of the hands and the abdominal wall and chest. So that in doing 4D you have to wait facing forward. Second, it is very expensive compared to the commonly performed ultrasound.
Generally, after carrying out an ultrasound examination, an explanation of the condition of the fetus will be given, whether it has a normal or abnormal condition. If it is not explained, then you have the right to ask about the results, especially if you find abnormalities. In existing medical ethics, you must have a certificate of competence in that field issued by WHO. So that when you are going to do an ultrasound, you should do it on a doctor who has a certificate in the field of USG.