Ultrasound of the Baby
The ultrasound investigation of a baby is always a very special event because it offers you the opportunity to view your offspring in detail, to see the heart beating, the profile of the face, and watch the infant’s movements.
From the medical point of view the ultrasound investigation enables us to assess the amniotic fluid, the placenta, and the child’s development. Thus we can draw conclusions about the child’s nourishment.
However, the ultrasound investigation does not serve to diagnose malformations and does not replace organ screening.
The ultrasound investigation of the baby is a part of the first, second, and fourth maternity card (Mutter-Kind-Pass) examinations, but is also meaningful during the third and fifth maternity card (MKP) examinations.
Gynaecological 3D Ultrasound
A 3D ultrasound examination is generally associated with attractive portrait photographs of the unborn child. This is a special event for the expectant parents. From the medical point of view, the 3D ultrasound investigation in obstetrics is a further means of assessing the child’s anatomical structures in great detail before the child is born. Many prenatal centres routinely use these options.
So far, 3D ultrasound has been used less frequently in gynaecology. However, even in gynaecology it improves the diagnostic investigation considerably. Malformations can be ruled out when clarifying the parents‘ unfulfilled desire for children. Functional disorders of the fallopian tubes can be investigated by examining the tubes. In cases of the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO), the ovaries can be visualised systematically; details are seen in high resolution even in the early phase of pregnancy.
For us, the 3D transvaginal ultrasound investigation has become a valuable diagnostic tool for comprehensive clarification. Just a few years ago, the patient had to wait for a long time before obtaining an appointment at special outpatient departments. Today, a large majority of the investigations can be performed directly at our medical office.