For a routine assessment of the fetal morphology, 2D ultrasound is already adequate. The addition of 3D and/ or 4D scan is a bonus and may enhance the bonding between the family and the unborn child. Most women also find it pleasurable watching the 3D/4D pictures of their babies. 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly important when fetal abnormalities are suspected or picked up. These new modalities of ultrasound can help by clarifying the abnormalities. The 3D ultrasound pictures may also help the family appreciate to what extent the baby is affected.
3D fetal face at 20 weeks
3D fetal spine at 20 weeks
3D fetal genital organ in a male fetus at 28 weeks