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March 26, 2012

Wayne Medical Center offers expectant parents 4D view of baby

WAYNESBORO, Tenn. — Wayne Medical Center offers expectant parents a chance to get a look at their unborn baby, something that was not possible just a few years ago. With the hospital’s GE Logiq7 multipurpose ultrasound system, parents can view images of their soon-to-be offspring in striking detail.

“This is a chance to see their unborn baby in lifelike four-dimensional images. It also provides a positive bonding experience for the expectant parents,” said Tracey Putnam, ultrasound technician at Wayne Medical Center. “Grandparents and others also have the opportunity to share in the joy of having a sneak-peak at the newest family member since parents get a DVD and prints to keep.”

The ultrasound is only performed on patients who have already had a diagnostic obstetric (OB) scan at Wayne Medical Center, their doctor’s office or another hospital. It is not considered a diagnostic test and is not interpreted by a physician. Because it is elective, this ultrasound is not covered by insurance, but is available for a nominal fee of $75.

In addition to providing 4-D images of the unborn, the Logiq7 machine supports a full range of clinical applications including abdominal, OB/GYN, pediatric, vascular and cardiac diagnostic testing. For more information on these and other services provided by Wayne Medical Center, call 931.722.5411 or visit our Web site at mauryregional.com/WMC.htm.