What is the difference in 2D, 3D, 4D and HD?
2D, 3D, 4D and HD Live are trademarked terminology used in the industry to distinguish the difference types of pictures and videos that can be provided. 2D ultrasounds are the traditional black & white ultrasounds you have probably seen before. The pictures show the skeletal (outline) of the baby. You also get to see the baby moving in 2D! This is still the best technology for gathering measurements of the baby and ensuring baby is developing as expected.
HD is the newest and greatest technology in the advances of ultrasound! HD uses a virtual light source to render more realistic views of the baby. It is a virtual digital flashlight adding shadows and light reflection to create a deeper and more refined 3D image with exceptional anatomical realism. *Light is not actually used* These advances also give us the leading edge with standard 3D/4D imaging quality.3D ultrasound shows the tissue of the baby, which is more like real pictures. We can see the roundness of the baby's face, the shape of the nose and the contours of the lips. The color is computer enhances to make the pictures more appealing and not the actual color of baby.