Bangkok Hospital Shows Parents Their Babies` Face Before Birth

Released on: October 28, 2008, 12:53 am

Press Release Author: Bangkok Hospital

Industry: Healthcare

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.

For more information contact Chris E-Marketing Manager

Web Site:

Contact Details: Chris Sharasuvana
e-Marketing Manager
66) 23 1031 012
2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road Bangkapi , Huay Khwang Bangkok
10310 Thailand

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