Prospective parents in Japan who can not wait to show the world what their baby will look in the form of 4D models fetus can now show it in the form of three-inch white resin model of the fetus, wrapped in transparent acrylic block in the form of the mother's body, which was formed by 4D printer after MRI scan pins according to their original form.
|Realistic 3D Fetus Replicas as Pregnancy Mementos. (Picture from: http://www.inhabitots.com/)|
|Japan's 3D computer-aided design (CAD) venture Fasotec employee Tomohiro Kinoshita displaying a nine-month fetus and mother's body image, made of two-colour acrylic resin. (Picture from: http://www.smh.com.au/)|
Initially, a supplier of software including 3D printers, only use the layering technique to build three-dimensional srruktur. This technique is touted as a solution for the manufacture of small-scale local sensing. Medical Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses ultrasound waves to image internal organs and muscles. The size, structure, and pathology wound, making this technique useful for examining fetal organs. Obstetric sonography in the medical community are commonly used when the pregnancy.
Frequency selection determines the image resolution and penetration into the patient's body. Diagnostic sonography generally operate at frequencies from 2 to 13 megahertz. Meanwhile, in physics the term "ultrasound" including to all acoustic energy with a frequency above human hearing (20,000 hertz). General usage, the medical depiction involves a group of frequencies hundreds of times higher.
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The advent of ultrasound technology is a dream of the obstetrician. As stated by Professor Ian Donald-Scottish pioneer of diagnostic ultrasound, the use of ultrasound imaging equipment does not "harm" the fetus, safe, and easy to operate. Ultrasound technology are now becoming more sophisticated. Starting from black and white still images (2-dimensional), 3-dimensional reconstruction, and 4-dimensional or moving images (live 3D).
4D ultrasound is presented as a 3D ultrasound are still not enough. It was due to the 3D ultrasound has not been able to record the motion of the fetus. Actually, a lot of doctors who do not want to mention the name of the technology is 4D ultrasound, but live 3D or 3D real time, considering that there are only three dimensions. However, manufacturers and product marketing that use this term, to attract more consumer attention. Finally, the name of the 4D ultrasound was used more generally.
Capabilities of 4D Ultrasound similar to 3D, like being able to more accurately read abnormalities in the fetus. For example, at 11-14 weeks gestation, 4D ultrasound can identify abnormalities in up to 85 per cent, were able to identify Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, and congenital heart defects early. At 18-22 weeks gestation, the fetus is able to detect structural abnormalities (detailed anomaly scan). Meanwhile, at 28-32 weeks of gestation were able to detect abnormal fetal growth, abnormal fetal lie, placental, umbilical cord, the amount of amniotic fluid, fetal biophysical profile, fetal organ abnormalities new look at advanced gestational age (such as the brain, kidneys , and others), as well as the location of abnormalities of baby bone.
The 4D Ultrasound excess that is not owned by the 3D, the ability to see the fetal movements, such as thumb sucking, kicking, hitting, and more so the 4D ultrasound can provide more information about the state of the fetus, especially in the fetus behavioral observations (fetal behavior). 4D ultrasound was able to keep the movement or appearance in a computer database which can then be seen again as we see the movie. The copies can be stored on CD, flash even in your smartphone. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FASOTEC | INHABITAT | DEDI RISKOMAR | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 14022013]