Kicks and Giggles HD – Orem Provo Utah

June 20, 2017
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We are proud to announce that there is a new elective ultrasound studio in the Provo / Orem Utah area! Kicks and Giggles HD offers elective ultrasound, gender determination, and heartbeat animals.


Greg and Kasey Smith are current residents of Eagle Mountain, Utah who are, as Greg put it so perfectly one day, fans of all things fun and tasty. To them, the only thing better than a good adventure is great food to enjoy along the way! They love the outdoors and taking on new challenges to help bring variety, improvement, and growth into their lives, whether that be in the form of travel, education, quality time with family, or new business ventures.

At Kicks and Giggles, we recognize that this time of life is an exciting, crazy, whirlwind of activity and emotion for you and your family. We share your excitement and joy as you come to experience the first glimpses of your sweet baby’s face, fingers and toes. We hope to foster the relationships between families, parents, and children with a laid back, enjoyable and accommodating ultrasound experience.



We are located in the Central Park EAST Building. Enter on the ground floor via the rear entrance.
1815 SOUTH STATE ST #155
OREM, UT 84097
Telephone:(801) 513-6686


  • 5-10 Min 2D Ultrasound
  • Listen to Your Baby’s Heartbeat
  • Printed B & W Images
  • 1 Heartbeat Chip With Baby’s Heartbeat Recorded

(Heartbeat animal available at extra cost.)

Salon Software



  • 10-15 Min 2D Ultrasound
  • Gender Determination (Starting at 16 Weeks)
  • Listen to Your Baby’s Heartbeat
  • USB of images
  • Printed B & W Images
Salon Software


  • 15-20 Min 4D/HD Ultrasound
  • Gender Determination (Starting at 16 Weeks)
  • Listen to Your Baby’s Heartbeat
  • USB of Images
  • Printed Color & B & W Images
Salon Software


  • 20-30 Min 4D/HD Ultrasound
  • Gender Determination (Starting at 16 Weeks)
  • Listen to Your Baby’s Heartbeat
  • USB of images
  • Ultrasound Session Recorded to USB (Perfect for Social Media & Sharing)
  • Printed Color & B & W Images
Salon Software

Hide & Seek 4D – State College, PA – Ribbon Cutting

March 30, 2017

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate

“Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek” Grand Opening

3D/4D Prenatal Ultrasound Studio Opening

Bellefonte, PA — Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek is excited to announce that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its grand opening on April 8th, 2017 at 12:00 pm at its new location at 610 Willowbank Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

The ceremony will celebrate the fact that this is the first 3D/4D Elective Ultrasound Prenatal Imaging studio to open in Centre County, and a long term career goal for the owner, Jennifer Miller. The occasion will also serve to recognize the many individuals that gave of their time and talents to make this dream business come to fruition. The organizations that will be acknowledged for their dedication to making this business possible will be:

SBDC (Small Business Development Center)                       Kish Bank   

SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business)               Ultrasound Trainers, Inc.

The State College Chamber of Commerce                               Speedy Furniture

Studio 216 Interior Design (Matthew Martinez)                   Becky Weaver Design

Victorian Signs                                                                               Angie Fisher Photography

Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek is a 3D/4D Elective Ultrasound prenatal imaging studio that will offer an exceptional bonding experience for parents-to-be through the use of the latest and greatest 3D/4D/HD technology. They will have the ability to view their precious baby on a brand new Samsung Medison A35 Ultrasound machine in the comfort of a beautiful facility. An added benefit will be that the client may bring as many family and friends as they would like to enjoy their experience. While services like early gender reveal are a big attraction for 3D/4D businesses like this, many families also appreciate the opportunity for bonding,  and providing a wonderful space for families to enjoy the beautiful 3D/4D experience. All clients who call for an appointment will be given a highly customized session along with beautifully detailed 3D images of their baby to take with them. Since there are only a few times in life a family may have a new addition, Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek will offer them the opportunity to get their baby’s heartbeat captured and recorded into a “heartbeat” bear that they can listen to for years to come. The Hide and Seek studio was created to be  a  “comfy, cozy, warm, and inviting” space. It is a place where families can “nest”. They can intimately interact with their unborn child and enjoy  the pregnancy process and seeing their baby’s little personality come to life. The owner and creator of Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek, Jennifer Miller,  had many reasons she wanted to offer these services to the Centre Region. Her biggest reason for opening a 3D/4D studio was demand. “I had so many friends, family, and co-workers  over the years encourage me to open a studio so families would have a place locally they could go.

Historically, 3D/4D ultrasound services  have only been offered in larger metropolitan areas. Until 1986, the only ultrasound option was a 2-dimensional image which did not include volume. So the old black and white  profile images which were grainy images with little visible details have now been replaced with high quality 3D images that can showcase a glimpse of what the baby actually looks like. Once the crude beginnings of 3-Dimensional ultrasound were established, the technology grew its detail, precision, and quality. Now the technology has even grown to include a 4th dimension….movement. and when you add in the HD scanning, it blows your mind of being able to see even the most detailed facial expressions.  The industry for elective 3D/4D/HD ultrasound has exploded over time because you only get a few chances to make such special memories. People are learning to live it up and enjoy what the technology has grown to be….a phenomenal bonding experience. A family can actually watch in real time as their baby kicks, yawns, and waves hello.

Now, these families have this memorable experience offered close to home.  I absolutely love my job and when it comes to bonding, that is the area of ultrasound that I really excel in. There is nothing more satisfying to me than watching expectant parents and siblings bond with their new baby. It just makes my heart soar! ” This is such an exciting time for Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek. We already have families calling to schedule appointments, so if you are interested in setting up a 3D/4D session, please call (814)441-0188 or email

First Glimpse – Idaho Falls

March 3, 2017

(208) 358-5824

At First Glimpse 4D, we give a whole new meaning to ultrasounds.

In the past, expectant parents were unable to see their baby until he or she was born. Now, First Glimpse 4D provides revolutionary, new elective 3D/4D prenatal ultrasound services. We utilize the most up-to-date 3D/4D sonographic technology that allows us to bring clear, amazing images of your unborn baby to life.

First Glimpse 4D is the only ultrasound studio in the Twin Falls, Idaho area to offer the new Samsung-Medison HD Ultrasound. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the best image quality available on the market.

Share your experience with up to 10 guests. We are family owned and operated. Please give us a call to make an appointment for a chance to enjoy your special moment with your unborn child.

About Us

Are you expecting???
The best experience in the area.  Sneak peek,  gender determination  and 4D ultrasounds. Here to make  your incredible journey most memorable. Come in and shop our little boutique.  Ranging from clothes to teddy bars with your miracle’s heartbeat sound placed inside.
Customer Service

At First Glimpse 4D Ultrasound customer service is our number one priority. We strive to make this experience EXCITING, comfortable, and to give you that precious connection with your baby!

Top Ultrasound Equipment

Our Twin Falls Ultrasound facility is equipped with the highest quality Samsung-Medison with HD ultrasound machine and offers a very comfortable seating area with a 100? screen to view your precious baby.

What we offer

We offer the finest 3D/4D/HD Elective Ultrasound Services available in the Twin Falls, ID area.
  • -USB’s with your Images & Live video that can be Emailed or put on Social Media.
  • – Heartbeat Animals to record your special little heartbeat.
  • – Printed B&W as well as Color Images.
  • – A spacious and relaxing environment to enjoy your ultrasound with family and friends.

Stay in Touch

870 Blue Lakes Blvd N Suite 3
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 358-5824

Buy & Sell Elective 3D/4D Ultrasound Machines

November 16, 2016

As the premier leader in the 3D/4D ultrasound training business, we are always expanding our network and helping our clients to purchase and sell used ultrasound equipment. We currently work with purchasing, refurbishing and selling GE Voluson 730’s, GE Voluson I’s, Samsung-Medison U5 as well as all other Medison and General Electric GE products.

Please feel free to contact us for a quote on an ultrasound machine  Contact Us


The GE Voluson E8 is the latest version of GE’s popular Voluson 3D/4D series of ultrasound systems. The E8 is GE’s top of the line machine, especially when it comes to 4D imaging. This system utilizes the latest GE technologies including “Active Matrix Probes” and a new 4D transvaginal probe allowing for earlier detections of fetal abnormalities. 4D Coded Phase Inversion (CPI), the newest version of Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI III), VCAD Automated Imaging Tool, CrossXbeam Technology, HD-Flow™, Compound Resolution (CRI I), Coded Harmonic Imaging, STIC B-Flow, and Volume Contrast Imaging (VCI) are just some of the options that can be implemented on the GE Voluson E8. The latest revision of the GE Voluson E8 machine, BT12, also adds HD-Live Rendering (High Definition Imaging).

HDlive is one of the new key rendering tools on the new dynamic rendering engine on the Expert Series platform.

Quick Overview

  • 19” LCD monitor on articulating arm
  • 10.4″ touchscreen
  • 3 Active Probe Ports
  • Floating Keyboard: Interactive back-lighting
  • HD LIVE (High Definition Imaging)
  • Beta-View CrossXBeam
  • Virtual Convex
  • ATO [Automatic Tissue Optimization]
  • Coded Harmonic Imaging
  • High Resolution Zoom
  • Inversion Real-time automatic Doppler
  • OB/GYN, Vasc. Cardiac, Abd, Small-Parts, Urology, Ped, Ortho, Neuro reporting
  • Multigestational Calculations
  • HPRF [High Pulse Repetition Frequency]
  • SonoVCAD [Matrix array volume technology]
  • TruScan [On-board archive]
  • VCI [Volume Contrast Imaging]
  • SonoAVCfollicle [Sonography-based Automated Volume Count follicle]
  • SonoVCADheart [Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display]
  • TUI [Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging]
  • CE [Coded Excitation]
  • XTD Extended View
  • SRI III [Speckle reduction imaging]
  • CRI [Compound Resolution Imaging]
  • Ethernet port
  • Video Out
  • 6 USB ports
  • Integrated HDD (160 GB)
  • DVD-RW
  • 4D Real Time
  • VOCAL II VCI (Volume Contrast Imaging)
  • SonoVCAD
  • DICOM 4D
  • STIC [Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation]
  • Power Doppler Mode
  • CFM Doppler Mode
  • HD-Flow Mode
  • CrossXBeam CRI
  • T.U.I [Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging]
  • Coded Contrast Imaging


With the GE Voluson 730, you can now acquire and construct volumetric images in real time – up to 40 volumes per second. The system allows you to explore images in any plane to reveal the smallest details with stunning clarity and apply sophisticated analytical tools to answer virtually any of your clinical questions. Volume Ultrasound not only improves your 3D/4D capabilities, it enhances your 2D imaging as well, for even greater diagnostic confidence in your obstetrical, gynecologic, breast and general imaging studies.

The power of the Voluson 730 series is it’s quality imaging capabilities – it gives you the extraordinary vision needed to easily diagnose patients earlier and with increased confidence.

Quick Overview

  • 15″ CRT monitor
  • 4 transducer / probe ports
  • THI [Tissue harmonic Imaging]
  • OB/GYN, IVF, Fetal cardiac, Urology & Vascular reporting
  • ATO [Auto Tissue Optimization]
  • 4D Volume ContrastB-Mode
  • M-Mode
  • Color Doppler
  • Power Doppler
  • PW Doppler
  • 4D
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging
  • VOCAL volumetric calcs
  • Compound resolution
  • 512 channel digital beamformer
  • CINE loop: 256 MB memory
  • Magicut
  • Sonoview
  • ATO [Automatic Tissue Optimization]
  • HD flow
  • STIC [Spatial-temporal image correlation]
  • SRI [Speckle Reduction Imaging]
  • 40 Gig Hard-drive
  • CD-RW
  • 2 USB ports
  • Video output ports
  • Ethernet port


The compact Voluson i comes loaded with Volume Ultrasound. Acquire raw volumetric data that can be analyzed in different planes after your patient leaves. So you reconstruct the exam instead of rescanning the patient.

The GE Voluson I portable Ultrasound Machine is the size of a laptop, but packs a powerful ultrasound experience.

Quick Overview

  • OB/GYN, Vascular calc packages
  • Curved, Linear, 4D convex, linear transducer capabilities
  • TruScan Architecture, Coded Harmonics, CrossXBeam ™ Coded Excitation, FFC,
  • Color
  • Doppler
  • Bmode
  • M mode
  • PDI Power Doppler Imaging
  • 3D Static
  • 4D real time
  • 15 inch monitor
  • 80GB hard drive


The Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 is Samsung’s entry into the upper-mid-range ultrasound machine market. It features a completely redesigned console and includes a revamped set of imaging technologies. Samsung steps into the upper-mid-range ultrasound market with the Accuvix A30, which is best used in OB/GYN, vascular, small parts, superficial, abdominal, and other general imaging studies.

Samsung ultrasound machines are best known for more affordable, quality ultrasound machines… most notably, its well-known 4D OB/GYN capabilities. The used Accuvix A30 has a completely redesigned interface, including height-adjustable keyboard and height-adjustable and swivel 21.5 HD LED flat-panel monitor.

One of the more notable technologies on the A30 is its facial recognition features for 4D imaging. The technology improves 4D “babyface” imaging automatically through its software. It is the first such software of its kind.

Quick Overview

  • 2D, M-Mode, Color M-Mode
  • Color/PW/Power/Spectral/Power Doppler
  • 3D/4D imaging
  • Directional Power Doppler Imaging
  • 5? wide-screen High Definition LED flat-panel monitor 1,920 x 1080 pixels
  • 9-inch LED touchscreen control
  • Cardiac Measurements
  • ECG
  • SonoView image storage and retrieval
  • EZ Scan
  • Panoramic Imaging
  • Elastoscan elastography
  • Auto IMT automatic Intima-Media Thickness measurements
  • HDVI high definition volume imaging
  • Speckle Reduction Imaging
  • Spatial filter omnidirectional imaging
  • Advanced 3D facial detection and smart filter for volume imaging


The Samsung Medison Accuvix A35 is Samsung’s entry into the upper-mid-range ultrasound machine market. It features a completely redesigned console and includes a revamped set of imaging technologies. Samsung steps into the upper-mid-range ultrasound market with the Accuvix A35, which is best used in OB/GYN, vascular, small parts, superficial, abdominal, and other general imaging studies.

Samsung ultrasound machines are best known for more affordable, quality ultrasound machines… most notably, its well-known 4D OB/GYN capabilities. The used Accuvix A35 has a completely redesigned interface, including height-adjustable keyboard and height-adjustable and swivel 23″ HD LED flat-panel monitor.

One of the more notable technologies on the A35 is its facial recognition features for 4D imaging. The technology improves 4D “babyface” imaging automatically through its software. It is the first such software of its kind.

Quick Overview

  • 2D, M-Mode, Color M-Mode
  • Color/PW/Power/Spectral/Power Doppler
  • 3D/4D imaging
  • Directional Power Doppler Imaging
  • 5? wide-screen High Definition LED flat-panel monitor 1,920 x 1080 pixels
  • 9-inch LED touchscreen control
  • Cardiac Measurements
  • ECG
  • SonoView image storage and retrieval
  • EZ Scan
  • Panoramic Imaging
  • Elastoscan elastography
  • Auto IMT automatic Intima-Media Thickness measurements
  • HDVI high definition volume imaging
  • Speckle Reduction Imaging
  • Spatial filter omnidirectional imaging
  • Advanced 3D facial detection and smart filter for volume imaging

Alpinion E-CUBE 7 (HD)

The E-CUBE 7 delivers compact and powerful image performance for a fast and confident clinical decision, a smart-software package for multiple applications, and design ergonomics to maximize space efficiency and mobility.

Embedded with ALPINION’s core imaging technology and imaging platform, the E-CUBE 7 provides excellent 2D, color flow, CW/PW Doppler, 3D/4D ultrasounds as well as HD ultrasounds.

With the E-CUBE 7, there is no longer a need to spend all your business funds on a machine. This hard-hitting machine comes at you with a low hitting price.

Quick Overview

  • High-positioned control panel
  • 19″ Wide LED monitor
  • Superior Color/Doppler performance
  • Customizable user-defined keys to optimize workflow
  • Scratch resistant control panel
  • Transducer connector port covers to protect transducer connectors when not in use
  • Microfit™ transducer technology our innovative design transducer housing and cable design which results in small, light-weight transducers and thin, flexible cables to help reducing user fatigue.
  • 3 active transducer ports (TI Board Assy – This is required option for 3D volume image)
  • Default SRI (Speckle Reduction Imaging)
  • Default PI-THI (Phase Inversion Tissue Harmonic Imaging)
  • Volume Master Compact 3d/4d package
  • Live HQ – High Definition Live 4D imaging (HD Live)


With the introduction of the MySono U5, MEDISON brings you all the performance of a full-sized imaging system in a truly portable package. Delivering exceptional image quality and featuring MEDISON’s renowned 3D/4D imaging technology, the MySono U5 is a versatile diagnostic tool for a complete range of ultrasound imaging applications.

Quick Overview

  • 15″ LCD monitor
  • 3D/4D Imaging
  • 3DXI, Real time 3D
  • Dynamic-MR Lite, SRF
  • Auto IMT, Full Cardio-Vascular App.
  • Light weight, Compact carry case
  • Rechargeable battery, Instant-on
  • Ergonomic handle in front panel
  • Easily height adjustable control panel
  • Lightweight, Two probe ports
  • Cardiac package
  • Color, power and PW Doppler
  • SonoView Pro, DICOM 3.0, USB 2.0


Elective Ultrasound 3D 4D Business Training / Franchise

November 3, 2016

The 3D and 4D Keepsake industry is growing leaps and bounds. Now is your time to get a piece of the pie.

When you join hands with Ultrasound Trainers your business will benefit and prosper to its highest potential. We will be there to hold your hand through the years by providing you with consulting services completely tailored to your personal ultrasound business. From custom marketing materials and legal forms, to your own custom web site, we will make sure that you succeed.  We will be there to provide hands-on training and give you all the elements you need for success. We have teamed up with many companies to ensure that you get the lowest prices on all of your products; from gel and paper to custom printed CDs and DVDs. All of these elements for success will be right at your fingertips!  

We have created a unique business partnership like no other in the industry; we take the typical “franchise” ideas and throw them out the window. Our goal is not to franchise, but rather to help you create, start, and establish your own independent ultrasound studio.

Ultrasound Trainers offers real results for your money, no more paying ridiculous upfront franchise fees, followed by high monthly franchise fees, for a little more than a name and possibly a little marketing support. Our business partnership is tailored to help you succeed in business; we are with you from the beginning to the end. We are in the business of helping our business partnerships do well.

Ultrasound Trainers is the premier non-franchise ultrasound system out there. We are not only looking to grow our company image but rather helping our clients to establish their own name and territory in the ultrasound market. This is why we have come out with our revolutionary new 3D/4D Ultrasound training program that will allow for anyone to become trained in the 3D/4D Ultrasound Applications and be able to open their own studios, even without having to go with one of our business partnership programs.

Although this is only a brief description of what you will receive as a Ultrasound Trainers business partner , these are the fundamentals that help us stand out from our competition. For a comprehensive list of what is included with our complete business partnership package, or for more information about this great opportunity please fill out the form below.

  • Business Plan Specific to YOUR Needs
  • Legal Business Entity and Federal Identification Number Assistance
  • Location Planning
  • Legal Waivers
  • Equipment Purchase Assistance
  • Preferred Pricing on Ultrasound Supplies and Boutique Items
  • Complete Custom Website
  • Web Hosting
  • Custom Marketing Materials That are Tailored to Your Needs
  • Hands on 3D/4D Ultrasound Training as Well Training to Successfully Manage and Run Your !studio
  • Continued Consulting for as Long as you are a Business Partner
  • And So Much More…


Contact us anytime (877) 943-7335 or Contact Form

Elective Ultrasound Financing

October 31, 2016

Ultrasound Trainers is pleased to announce new 3D 4D HD financing options. Ultrasound Trainers has teamed up with Flourish Commercial  Capital to offer not only financing for existing ultrasound studios but also for complete start-up businesses.

Here is a brief description about the financing options from Flourish Commercial Capital:

Flourish Commercial Capital offers financing to assist with the purchase or expansion of your start-up 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio with Ultrasound Trainers. Flourish Commercial Capital can also provide equipment lease funding for upgrading to an HD 3D/4D Ultrasound Machine with Ultrasound Trainers.

Key Points and Qualifications are Listed Below:

Start Up Funding

*Bank Financing Available with Credit Scores of 700+ on All 3 Credit Bureaus

*Business Lines of Credit Financing Available with Credit Scores of 680+

*Start-Up Equipment Leasing Financing Available up to $40,000 with Credit Scores of 650+

*No Bankruptcies in past 10 years, No Foreclosures in past 7 years


Business Expansion Financing

*2+ Years Time in Business

*Minimum Credit Scores of 660+

*Special Financing Options for Physicians, Nurses and Licensed Medical Professionals

*Best Financing Requires Studio Revenues of $100,000+

*Equipment Financing to Upgrade to HD Machines up to $60,000

*Business Loans to Purchase Additional Studio Locations


Lines of Credit

*1+ Year Time in Business

*Minimum Credit Score of 610 for Lines up to $50,000

*Minimum Credit Score of 670 for Lines up to $100,000


Contact Kina Jackson for Additional Information 317-418-8289 or


3D/4D Ultrasound Training

October 30, 2016

Have you wanted to open a 3D Ultrasound Studio but have never touched an ultrasound machine?

Are you afraid that you have to go to college to open your own 3d Ultrasound Studio?

Well forget your past worries because Ultrasound Trainers is here to help!

We areaware of the need for 3D ultrasound training within the 3D/4D Ultrasound Keepsake Industry. Our goal is to provide the ultrasound professional with a confident foundation from which to build upon as they begin to incorporate 3D ultrasound into their business.

We have decided to offer our 3D Ultrasound training ala carte rather than having to join our business partnership program. We hope that by doing this, we will be able to help our industry to continue to grow by leaps and bounds in a professional and ethical manner.

Our 3D Ultrasound training covers both the  clinical and technical concepts of 3D/4D ultrasound. During the training major emphasis is placed on hands-on scanning to swiftly develop 3D and 4D scanning skills.

Our trainers are highly trained in 3D/4D Ultrasound applications on  a variety of ultrasound machines.

We have 3D Ultrasound training packages to suit all needs, from the experienced clinical sonographer to the new entrepreneurial who just wants to start their own profitable and joyous business.

Ultrasound Trainers has developed a revolutionary new way to educate and train you in order to open your own 3D 4D Ultrasound Studio without having to go to college first.

Ultrasound Training Program



As the Leader in 3D/4D Ultrasound Training, Ultrasound Trainers is aware of the necessity for 3D & 4D ultrasound training within our elective prenatal ultrasound imaging community. Our goal is to provide the ultrasound professional, as well as the potential 3D/4D ultrasound professional, with a confident foundation from which to build upon as they begin to incorporate 3D & 4D ultrasounds into their practice.

Since 2005, Ultrasound Trainers has grown to become the largest independent 3D/4D ultrasound training company worldwide. We offer more courses, at more times and in more locations than any other 3D & 4D ultrasound business training company. Businesses and individuals can choose from private hands-on training, delivered by experts, and offered virtually anywhere around the world. We currently have training studios in Tennessee, California, Ohio, and in the United Kingdom. We can also provide training at your location if you wish.

During the training significant emphasis is placed on hands-on scanning of actual pregnant patients to promptly develop 3D & 4D ultrasound scanning skills.

Current Sonographers

As many sonographers know, 3D & 4D ultrasound concepts and practices are not taught within many degree or certificate programs that are out there. Ultrasound Trainers has taken the initiative and filled this educational gap, and offers training that is geared toward the ultrasound professional. Whether you are looking to expand the capabilities and services offered at your current office, or looking to transition into the 3D/4D elective ultrasound market, Ultrasound Trainers has a program that will suit your needs. Training for a current sonographer can typically be achieved in one to two days.


We have found that many people are reluctant to open a 3D/4D ultrasound studio due to the fear that they will not be able to perform the ultrasound correctly. Ultrasound Trainers has taken the guess work out of performing 3D/4D ultrasounds. Our training is all hands-on, with live patients as well as ultrasound phantoms. After completing our training you will be able to successfully perform both 2D and 3D/4D elective ultrasounds. Training for a non-sonographer can typically be achieved in four to five days.

Ultrasound Machine Apps Training

We not only specialize in 3D/4D Ultrasounds, but we also specialize in all ultrasound machine apps trainings. Have you purchased a machine, but have no idea who to fully function it? WE can help you! Typcaiily all you will need is a 1/2 to a full days of hands on training at your location. With this training we help you set up your machine as well as show you how to operate your specific ultrasound machine.

What is a 3D ultrasound?

March 15, 2016



While reading of the same across the board each machine will have its own controls and buttons. So it is important to remember that learning the meaning behind the controls and buttons will help you when you use different equipment. Terminology controls and this may refer mostly to the GE Voluson 730 PRO.


Manipulation of three data sets is simple, if you can train your brain to think 3D.


What is 3D ultrasound?


2D = acquisition of two dimensional information


3D = acquisition by three and a motorized scanning techniques to display:

Volume rendered image

Surface rendering image

Sectional images


4D Ultrasound = “Real Time” 3D – continuous display of the 3D images


Physics of 3D Ultrasound


  1. Acquisition of the 3D data set – 3D data is usually acquired as a large number of consecutive, tomographic images through the movement of a 3D ultrasound probe, using their automatic method acquisition
  2. Construction of the 3D data set – tomographic images obtained must be constructed into a 3-D data set and processed by the machines software. 2D images are composed of pixels, 3D data sets are composed of a set of volume elements each of which have a gray scale
  3. Volume – visualization of the data.


Acquisition of 3D data

3D data is usually acquired as a large number of consecutive tomographic images through the movement of a 3D ultrasound probe. These “tomograms” are digitized and loaded into the machines software program, along with positional information to build the volume of data.


Motorized acquisition

Transducers that support 3D image acquisition require you to hold the transducer in a fixed location during acquisition.


Construction of the 3D data set

The tomographic slices obtain through the image acquisition must be constructed three-dimensionally into a 3D data set for further computer processing.


The 3D data set is composed of a set of volume elements, which are basically a three dimensional representation of the pixels. Each body element defines a point in three-dimensional space with an X, Y, & Z coordinates. That this lady can be minute deleted in the same manner as pixels and can also be changed by manipulation of texture transparency and brightness controls.


Volume visualization of the data

The 3D data must be processed by the computer to be displayed on the monitor. There are three main rendering models commonly used. For 3D/4D elective ultrasound we use the surface rendering mode. Surface rendering is when we show the face or body part as if it was a “photo.”




Durham 4D Baby

January 3, 2016
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(919) 760-3474

We are pleased to announce the grand opening of Durham 4D Baby. Durham 4D Baby is a 3d/4d and HD elective ultrasound studio located outside of Raleigh in Durham, NC.


Durham 4D Baby offers the finest 3D / 4D / HD prenatal elective ultrasound experience available.
Combining cutting-edge technology with a spa & theater environment, we bring unbelievable images of your unborn baby to life! Now you can see your baby up close and personal with a 3D ultrasound, 4D ultrasound, and HD Ultrasound from Durham 4D Baby!

Durham 4D Baby is the only Ultrasound Studio in the Raleigh Durham, North Carolina area to offer the new Samsung-Medison HD Ultrasound.

We believe there is no greater bliss than the creation of a new life. Here at Durham 4D Baby we enjoy bringing families together to witness the MIRACLE of LIFE.

Durham 4D Baby is the only elective ultrasound studio in the the Durham Raleigh area to offer HD ultrasounds.

Our spacious ultrasound room with a giant 120″ plus screen helps families share this experience with family and friends.

At Durham 4D Baby Ultrasound we are very excited to offer an experience you will always cherish. An experience you won’t want to miss out on is hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time or seeing the features of your baby. The ability to see your sweet baby’s face before they enter the world is priceless.

ARDMS Staffed

At Durham 4D Baby Ultrasound we have trained and registered Ultrasound sonographers who perform your ultrasound. Our staff is ARDMS (American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) registered.

Customer Service

At Durham 4D Baby Ultrasoundcustomer service is our number one priority. We strive to make this experience EXCITING, comfortable, and to give you that precious connection with your baby!

Best Equipment

Our Durham Ultrasound facility is equipped with the highest quality Samsung-Medison with HD ultrasound machine and offers a very comfortable seating area with a 120? screen to view your precious baby.

Family is important! We ALWAYS invite you to bring your loved ones with you!

Durham 4D Baby Ultrasound always welcomes siblings, and the entire family to watch the ultrasound. We value your business and give you the highest quality customer service that you won’t find anywhere else! We want to exceed your expectations to do everything we can to ensure your visit is exceptional!

Durham 4D Baby, a 3D/4D Elective Ultrasound Studio in Durham, NC is located near: Graham, Mebame, Efland, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Garner, New Hill, Holly Springs, Pittsboro, Butner, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Greensboro, Clayton, and Sanford.

What is the difference between 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound?
3D is a still image while 4D adds the dimension of motion so it looks like a video.

What is your facility like?
We pride ourselves on being an inviting, relaxing, comfortable, and spacious environment for you and your family. We are also located in an up-scale retail location rather than sterile looking office buildings.

Is 3D and 4D ultrasound safe for me and my baby?
3D and 4D ultrasound use the same frequency as your doctor uses in the normal 2D ultrasound. Ultrasounds have been used for over 35 years and there have been no proven side effects from its proper use. We strictly adhere to the FDA’s standards.

Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance because this is an elective procedure.

When is the best time to have a 3d/4d ultrasound?
That depends on what you are looking to see. Many mothers like coming in twice, early on, 15-26 weeks, when they can see the baby as a whole, and then again at 25-34 weeks to see a more detailed face. Between 28 and 32 weeks, your baby develops more fat and gets a more defined face. After 34 weeks, it becomes more and more difficult to obtain good pictures since the baby is running out of room. However all babies are different and we have been successful in obtaining great images all the way up to 39 weeks. Feel free to CLICK HERE to view our Best Scan Ultrasound Calendar to help determine when the best time to come in for your ultrasound is.

How good are you at determining the sex of the baby?
At 15 weeks we can determine the gender with a very high accuracy. If you are over 15 weeks and the gender can not be seen, we invite you back for a weekday return appointment and we will rescan you for free within the next 14 days. The need for a return visit is usually due to the baby’s position.

How can I be sure to get the best possible 3D/4D pictures?
Most doctors recommend maintaining a healthy fluid intake, especially while you are pregnant. This will help to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear as well as full. There are many things out of the sonographer’s control like the baby’s position, the mother’s skin type and build, amount of amniotic fluid, etc.

What should I do prior to the 3D/4D appointment?
Drink plenty of water even several days before your appointment to ensure your amniotic fluid is clear. About a half hour before your 3D/4D ultrasound scan, try to drink a fruit juice so that your baby will be awake during your session (unless you are told not to by your physician).

How long is the 3D/4D ultrasound session?
Depending on the ultrasound package that you select, your session will last between 10 and 25 minutes. However, plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour at our studio so that we can send you home with memories to last a life time. It is best to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our paperwork.

Are family and friends welcome to join?
Yes! We encourage you to bring your friends and family to share this special moment with you. Children are also welcome and we provide them with plenty of toys and books to keep them entertained. At our Durham, NC location our ultrasound room can comfortably seat 10 plus people, but more are welcome if they would like to stand and watch. The ultrasound is projected onto a 120 inch screen so that everyone is able to see with ease.

How can I pay for the ultrasound?
We currently accept major credit/debit cards and cash.

When do I get my 3D/4D pictures and videos?
Less than 5 minutes after your session has ended.

Will my doctor be contacted about the 3d/4d ultrasound?
We do not contact your doctor prior to the scan since this is an elective procedure. If we do see something wrong during the scan, we contact your doctor and send her the report. We do require however that you currently are under prenatal care and if you have any concerns, you should ask your doctor. Ultrasound technicians in general cannot make a diagnosis.

Will I always get great images of my baby?
Most of the time we are able to get great images, but not always. Sometimes if the baby is looking face down toward mom’s spine we are unable to get images, or if the baby is laying against the placenta. Every baby scans differently, depending on its gestational age, position, amount of fluid, and mother’s condition. We promise to make every effort to obtain the best possible images of whatever parts of the baby that can be seen.

What will determine quality of the images?
Fetal position is the number one determination of how your image quality. Some babies come ready for viewing and great images are obtained. Others simply turn their back or cuddle up to the placenta or the uterine wall or insist on putting their hands and feet in front of their face. We will try hard to make your baby move in order to see and image the face. Drinking juice or eating a little candy may help the baby move a little on that day of imaging.

What can I do to improve the images of my ultrasound?
WATER! is the best answer to how to improve your images. You should be drinking plenty of water beginning at least 7 days before your scheduled appointment. Water can improve the quality of an ultrasound.

What if we are not able to get images?
It is our number one priority at Durham 4D Baby to obtain the absolute best images of your baby & make sure you are satisfied to the fullest. We use the top of the line ultrasound equipment to ensure this, however, some factors that determine the outcome of your ultrasound are out of our control such as: location of your placenta, the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding your baby, the clarity of the amniotic fluid, the baby’s position, & the overall fetal environment. If we are unable to determine the gender of your child or obtain 3D/4D images at your scheduled appointment due to these factors mentioned above, you will be asked to reschedule & come back for a second appointment within the next 14 days at no charge.

What if my baby is breech?
Breech position is when the baby’s head is located at the top of your uterus & feet are down. If you do know that your baby is breech prior to your 3D/4D ultrasound, we do advise you to reschedule your appointment a few weeks later to allow more time for the baby to turn. Good pictures can be obtained with breech babies, but they not guaranteed & are much more likely if the baby is head down. However some babies remain breech until very late in the pregnancy or never turn, if this is the case you can still do a 3D/4D ultrasound and we should be able to get good images if you have plenty of amniotic fluid.

If I am overweight will I be able to get clear ultrasound images?
If you are overweight you should not be afraid to have a 4D elective ultrasound, however we strongly urge that you wait until after 30 weeks gestation to give the baby time to obtain more fat on their face. If you are overweight you will need to have a VERY high level of amniotic fluid to obtain clear images of the baby. If you drink the recommend amount of water in the weeks leading up to your appointment there is no reason you should not be able to obtain great images!

Why are ultrasounds performed?

An ultrasound exam is medically indicated throughout pregnancy for the following reasons:

First Trimester:

  • Confirm pregnancy
  • Confirm heartbeat and rate
  • Measure the crown-rump length
  • Determine estimated due date
  • Confirm molar or ectopic pregnancies
  • Assess abnormal gestation

Second Trimester:


  • Diagnose fetal malformation
    • 13-14 weeks for characteristics of potential Down syndrome
    • 18-22 weeks for congenital malformations
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Confirm multiples pregnancy
  • Verify dates and growth
  • Identify hydramnios or oligohydramnios –(excessive or reduced levels of amniotic fluid)

Third Trimester:


  • Identify placenta location
  • Observe fetal presentation
  • Observe fetal movements
  • Check fetal growth
  • Identify uterine and pelvic abnormalities of the mother

Samsung A35 – HD Ultrasound Machine

November 12, 2015

The brand new Samsung A35 is a mid-upper range color Doppler ultrasound from Samsung Medison. It replaces the Accuvix A30 ultrasound machine, adding a 23″ High Resolution LED monitor, S-Vue ultrasound transducers, and improved image quality. It features good cardiac and radiology and is well known for its solid 4d imaging.

The A35 is Samsung’s newest HD ultrasound machine that is both budget friendly as well gives you the ability to offer great images to your clients without sacrifice. Much like it’s predecessor the A30 the new A35 offers the same options with greater image quality.

Ergonomically, the A35 features a height adjustable console, high resolution LED monitor display and easy to read touch menu for a more comfortable scanning experience.

The Samsung Medison A35 features the Hybrid Beamforming engine, which uses software in addition to hardware beamforming in order to produce a more precise and accurate image. Traditionally, the ultrasound relied solely on hardware to interpret the ultrasound signals. This provides more precise transmission and reception of the ultrasound signal, resulting in exceptional image clarity.

  • Innovative 3D/4D Imaging Technologies for Exceptional Detail and Realistic Depth Perception
  • ADVR Advanced Digital recorder
  • 23″ Full HD LED Display Monitor for Excellent Clarity, Color and Contrast Resolution
  • S-Vue™ Transducers Deliver Wider Bandwidths for Increased Depth Penetration and Higher Quality Resolution


S-VueTM Transducer

In addition to the advanced beamforming capabilities,
the A35 incorporates the next-generation single-crystal probe technology called S-VueTM transducers. Employing an innovative crystal design, S-VueTM transducers provide more efficient piezoelectric properties, resulting in wider bandwidths for increased depth penetration and higher quality resolution on even the most challenging of patients.

FRVTM (Feto Realistic View)

Displays high resolution 3D anatomy with exceptional detail and realistic depth perception. User-selectable light source direction creates intricate graduated shadows to better define anatomical structures.

HD Volume ImagingTM

Reduces specular artifacts throughout the volume data set, enhancing border detection and contract resolution in both rendered images and multiplanar display.


Advanced Digital Video Recorder allows for recording live streaming video of the ultrasound screen directly to either the integrated DVD (720 x 480) or USB storage device (in full HD 1920 x 1080).