Ultrasound Specialist

Dr. Fozouni OB/GYN & Associates

Derakhsh Fozouni, MD

OBGYN located in Palm Springs, CA

When you’re looking for the highest-quality obstetrics and gynecological care, you need a women’s clinic with the most advanced technology available. Derakhsh Fozouni, MD, provides women in Palm Springs, California, with an exceptional level of care that includes innovative technology like 3D ultrasound in a comforting and supportive environment. For advanced care that addresses all your needs as a modern woman, call Dr. Fozouni OB/GYN & Associates or schedule an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q & A

When do I need an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds create images of the inside of your body using high-frequency sound waves. When you’re pregnant, Dr. Fozouni performs ultrasounds regularly to monitor your baby and placenta for numerous reasons, including:

  • Evaluating abnormal gestation
  • Checking your amniotic fluid level
  • Looking for structural abnormalities
  • Assessing the viability of your pregnancy
  • Identifying your baby’s age, growth, and position
  • Monitoring your baby’s development and heart rate
  • Assessing the health of your uterus, cervix, ovaries, and placenta

In addition to 2D ultrasounds that produces flat images, Dr. Fozouni also offers advanced 3D ultrasound technology.

What is a 3D ultrasound?

Using similar technology to 2D ultrasounds, 3D ultrasounds create images of the inside your body, only they are more life-like and provide moving pictures. This improved imaging is possible because 3D ultrasounds record a series of 2D images and use additional imaging processing.

Dr. Fozouni might recommend 3D ultrasound screenings to identify potential risks with your pregnancy. Because a 3D ultrasound produces higher quality images in real-time, they can help Dr. Fozouni locate abnormalities in your baby or uterus more easily.

In addition to monitoring your pregnancy, Dr. Fozouni uses 3D ultrasound technology to identify other gynecological issues, including:

  • Congenital uterine abnormalities
  • Locating an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Submucous fibroids or endometrial polyps

Dr. Fozouni may also suggest a 3D ultrasound to help determine the cause of multiple miscarriages or preterm deliveries.

What are the benefits of a 3D ultrasound?

Because 3D ultrasounds offer real-time, moving images, they provide several benefits such as easier detection of health issues in your baby like heart defects, spina bifida, and cleft lips.

In addition to medical diagnosis, the realistic images created by 3D ultrasound help some parents bond better with their babies before birth. This is because having a clear picture of their baby’s face helps them connect on a more personal level.

What can I expect during a 3D ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are painless procedures Dr. Fozouni performs in her office.

To perform a 3D ultrasound while you’re pregnant, Dr. Fozouni or her ultrasound stenographer apply gel to your belly to help conducts sound waves. She then presses a sensor against the gel to transmit the sound wave. As the transducer captures the sound waves as they bounce back from your insides, ultrasound images appear on the monitor.

Your 3D ultrasound takes around 30 minutes, and the ultrasound technology isn’t harmful to you or your baby.

To learn more about the benefits of state-of-the-art 3D ultrasounds, call Dr. Derakhsh Fozouni in Palm Springs, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

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