Bangkok Hospital Shows Parents Their Babies` Face Before Birth
Released on: October 28, 2008, 12:53 am
Press Release Author: Bangkok Hospital
Press Release Summary: Bangkok Hospital is breaking down the barriers between the womb and the outside world, with the revolutionary new 4D ultrasound technology. The technology allows parents to see their children's faces and bodies in lifelike detail, and allows better diagnosis and management of infant abnormalities.
Press Release Body: Bangkok Hospital is now offering parents access to the revolutionary 4D ultrasound technology, which uses 3D pictures in rapid sequence to show a baby's movements inside the womb with amazing detail.
The 4D ultrasound technology also makes diagnosis and management of pre-birth medical conditions easier and more accurate. 4D ultrasound can be used to accurately detect and manage: # Down syndrome # Skeletal dysplasia # Heart defects such as transposition of the great arteries # Lung dysplasia # Kidney problems
This information can be invaluable for physicians and often influences the obstetric management of patients. Previously, diagnostic procedures that required intervention into the uterus were much riskier for the fetus. The greater detail that 4D ultrasound affords means that conditions can be more accurately pinpointed with less risk to the baby.
"Preganancy can be such a worrying time for parents", said Chris Sharasuvana, Bangkok Hospital's e-Marketing Manager. "The 4D ultrasounds allow parents to actually see their baby - their relief can be noticeable. It also means the doctors can provide reassurance about the baby's internal health".
The technology also has an important impact on postpartum mother-baby bonding. Patients who undergo 4D ultrasounds at Bangkok Hospital score higher on all categories of maternal-fetal bonding than do those undergoing ordinary 2D ultrasounds. Mothers consistently feel that they 'know' their babies immediately after birth, and also have a greater tendency to form a mental picture of the baby.
While 4D ultrasound is not a new technology, Bangkok Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Thailand to utilize it. The Hospital and Medical Center also make it available to patients at a lower cost than in Western countries.
About Bangkok Hospital Medical Center:
Bangkok Hospital Medical Center (BMC) is one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the world today. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, BMC is an expansive state-of-the-art medical campus providing comprehensive medical care through multidisciplinary teams of highly trained specialists. With its four hospitals and broad range of specialized clinics, BMC is equipped with all of the diagnostic and treatment facilities not generally available at local hospitals. The center has received Joint Commission International accreditation and is known throughout the world for delivering world-class, award-winning healthcare.
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Web Site: http://www.bangkokhospital.com
Contact Details: Chris Sharasuvana e-Marketing Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 66) 23 1031 012 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road Bangkapi , Huay Khwang Bangkok 10310 Thailand