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  1. 3D ultrasound(Noun)

    A medical ultrasound technique, used, for example, during pregnancy, providing three-dimensional-looking flat images.

  2. 3D ultrasound(Noun)

    An image so produced.


  1. 3D ultrasound

    3D ultrasound is a medical ultrasound technique, often used in obstetric ultrasonography, providing three dimensional images of the fetus. There are several different scanning modes in medical and obstetric ultrasound. The standard common obstetric diagnostic mode is 2D scanning. In 3D fetal scanning, however, instead of the sound waves being sent straight down and reflected back, they are sent at different angles. The returning echoes are processed by a sophisticated computer program resulting in a reconstructed three dimensional volume image of fetus's surface or internal organs, in much the same way as a CT scan machine constructs a CT scan image from multiple x-rays. 3D ultrasounds allow one to see width, height and depth of images in much the same way as 3D movies but no movement is shown. 3D ultrasound was first developed by Olaf von Ramm and Stephen Smith at Duke University in 1987. Clinical use of this technology is an area of intense research activity especially in fetal anomaly scanning but there are also popular uses that have been shown to improve fetal-maternal bonding. 4D fetal ultrasounds are similar to 3D scans, with the difference associated with time: 4D allows a 3-dimensional picture in real time, rather than delayed, due to the lag associated with the computer constructed image, as in classic 3-dimensional ultrasound.²


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 3d ultrasound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 3d ultrasound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Liz Cooper:

    Two weeks later it was still there, so I made an appointment with my doctor, got a prescription for an ultrasound, had it done and they knew right away at the ultrasound.

  2. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna:

    Instead of doing a million tests, we can do the ultrasound, this modality is a non-invasive, simple, cheap procedure which can save lives and can be done by anybody. It can help save thousands of lives.

  3. Sue Decotiis:

    What this machine is doing is through ultrasound, it’s heating up the skin. And the heat is so intense that the fat cells actually melt, and the patient is gonna notice a significant difference usually in about a month.

  4. Dian Tossy Fogle:

    This can be confirmed, ideally, by a first trimester ultrasound, if the menstrual period is unknown, then an ultrasound may be performed to establish a due date. First trimester ultrasounds are very accurate in determining the due date.

  5. Liz Cooper:

    She asked if I was on my period because during menstruation it’s common to feel lumps or fluid in your breast, two weeks later it was still there, so I made an appointment with my doctor, got a prescription for an ultrasound, had it done and they knew right away at the ultrasound.

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