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Frequently Asked Questions 
 
 
 

What is meant by the term "elective" ultrasound session?
An elective ultrasound session is one that is not ordered by a physician. It is not intended for diagnostic purposes, rather the expecting mother elects to have it done.
 
How do I know that the staff is qualified?
Each of the sonographers on our staff is registered by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). So while this elective procedure is not diagnostic, we are first and foremost medical professionals.
 
Are 3D ultrasounds safe?
Ultrasounds, both 2D and 3D, have been performed for many years. Unlike radiation, ultrasound utilizes sound waves to look deep within the body. There have not been any proven negative effects from ultrasound scans performed for non-medical reasons according to FDA standards. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has stated that there have been "no independently confirmed, significant bioeffects reported to occur in mammalian tissues exposed to focused SPTA intensities of less than 1w/cm". Furthermore, no risk has been identified with the use of diagnostic ultrasound in humans.  As with any product or service you purchase, we recommend that you research this procedure fully. We are confident that you'll draw the same conclusion as countless others. Ultrasounds are indeed safe!
 
Will my insurer pay for my session?
Generally, no. This is an elective procedure, not intended for diagnostic purposes. This ultrasound in no way takes the place of your medical ultrasound or care from your physician.
 
Is there any preparation required prior to the Ultrasound?
You will need to bring the name, phone number and address of your doctor or clinic/hospital in which your pregnancy is being observed. There is no need to have a full bladder for the ultrasound, however we do encourage the drinking of plenty of fluids 2-3 days before to obtain better ultrasound clarity (~ 8-10 cups of water a day). Drinking fruit juice or something sweet prior to the session helps to get the baby moving which shows activity on the screen.
 
Will I be able to learn the sex of my baby?

Yes, but only if requested. Many parents prefer not to be told. This is best done after 16 weeks.  If we are unable to determine the sex on the initial visit, we will allow you to come back for a quick gender determination session.
 
What are my payment options?
We accept most major credit cards and cash. We do not accept checks.
All packages must be paid prior to your session.
 
 
What if I want additional items not included in my package?
Extra CDs, DVDs or images will be charged after your exam.
 
What if I'm not satisfied with the quality of my images?
A variety of factors may impact the quality of ultrasound images: size or fluid around the baby, location of the placenta, positioning of baby, hydration of the mother etc. As such, refunds will not be issued for sub-optimal images.
Our goal is to provide you with great images and a wonderful experience with us. So if you aren't satisfied with the quality, we will allow you to return for a 5-10 minute scan to capture additional images for only $25.00.