Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a best time to get 3D/4D images?

We recommend 28 to 34 weeks.  The longer you wait the chubby baby will be.  With that being said there are many factors that go into getting good images.  If you have an anterior placenta it is not recommended to wait until baby is farther along because baby will often be up against it.

What can I do to improve my images?

With most patients eating a meal and drinking caffeine will help baby move.  You know when baby moves more than we do.  It is best to schedule your exam at the time of the day that you notice baby moves more.  If eating makes baby move less than don’t eat a big meal before your appointment.  Try to make sure and drink plenty of water before your exam.  It helps to be hydrated.  Also, breech babies are often harder to image because they will put hands and feet in front our their face.  If you know this is the case it may be best to wait a couple of weeks and see if baby will move.  Finally, sometimes we get babies that are in a bad position and will not move for us.  If baby is facing your spine or in placenta too much we often bring patients back for a rescan for no additional cost.  Keep in mind this is under our discretion and a case by case basis.

How many people can I bring to my exam?

We do not limit the amount of people in the exam room.  We have 9 chairs, but can pull a few more chairs in if necessary.

Does insurance cover 3D/4D or gender ultrasounds?

More than likely, no.  Most insurances will not cover an elective ultrasound.  We can print you an itemized receipt if you would like to try and be reimbursed by insurance.

My insurance hasn’t kicked in so I have not been able to see a doctor.  Can I come in and make sure baby is ok and see how far along I am?

Unfortunately even if you are paying out of pocket for a diagnostic ultrasound we still need a doctor or midwife to write us an order.  Even for elective gender and 3D/4D ultrasounds you need to be under someones care.  Although it is unlikely, there are times when something is seen that needs to be followed up by your healthcare provider.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. If you are flexible with the time of the day we usually have a couple same day appointments left.  For same day appointments it is best to call us.  If you are wanting our latest appointment or a Saturday appointment we recommend scheduling a couple weeks in advance.

Are you the same facility that was located on 104th street in South KC close to the Overland Park area?

Yes, we just moved our location to be more centralized.  We only have the one location on Barry Rd. Many people get us confused with another facility that moved close to the same time to Independence.  That is not us. We are still located in Kansas City and most areas surrounding the metro  are 35 mins or less from us.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes.  If you or your significant other is active military we offer 10 dollars off any exam.

Can I come in at 14 or 15 weeks for a gender ultrasound?

While it is recommended to wait until 16 weeks for us to determine gender we will let you come in a little sooner. If we can not tell the gender at the time of your appointment we will let you come back for a recheck.  This needs to be done at 16 weeks or greater. While 95% of the time we can see gender we do not recommend scheduling a gender reveal party the same day as your appointment. Please do not schedule yourself for this exam in the first trimester.  We do not do any elective ultrasounds before 14 weeks and any patient that we scan here has to be under a doctor or midwifes care.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. The full policy can be found under the pricing section at the bottom of the page in bold.

What if the weather is bad and I can’t make it to my appointment?

Your safety is the most important thing.  If you feel like the weather is bad enough that is it unsafe to make it to your appointment just let us know.  We do not charge your card for cancellation or reschedule if it is because of winter weather. We do have to be notified that this is the case, please do not just no show for your exam.  If it is non business hours you can leave a voicemail or even email us.