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Scan of the week: 35 Week 3D/4D Baby Scan

This adorable baby at 35 weeks during a 3D/4D Ultrasound.

Is Ultrasound Covered By My GloHealth, Irish Life, Laya, or VHI Private Insurance?

Overview: At Ultrasound Dimensions, we accept all patients with or without private insurance. However, currently no hospital or ultrasound centre offers a direct settlement for the full cost of an outpatient ultrasound examination. Ultrasound falls under the umbrella of outpatient radiology. All radiology exams on an outpatient basis are paid by at the hospital or … Continue reading “Is Ultrasound Covered By My GloHealth, Irish Life, Laya, or VHI Private Insurance?”

The 12-Week Baby Scan: What’s in Store?

Hello, Second Trimester! The 12 week baby scan may be your first in-depth look at Baby and is the start of the second trimester. It’s an important time because your Baby’s already fully formed, from their head down to their toes. Why is This Early Pregnancy Scan Important? Aside from the excitement of seeing Baby, … Continue reading “The 12-Week Baby Scan: What’s in Store?”

Facts About Gynaecologic Cancers

Facts About Gynaecologic Cancers According to the American Cancer Society, 107,470 women in 2017 will be diagnosed with some form of gynaecologic cancer. Gynaecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Although common screening with the Pap test has lead doctors to find pre-cancerous … Continue reading “Facts About Gynaecologic Cancers”

Baby Scans 101: Ultrasounds Secrets for Mommies-to-Be

You hear the word “ultrasound”…and you immediately think, baby! There is little debate that one of the most exciting and interesting parts of pregnancy is when a baby scan (more commonly known as an ultrasound) is performed. There is nothing like catching the first glimpse of your “little nugget,” and therefore, a vast selection of … Continue reading “Baby Scans 101: Ultrasounds Secrets for Mommies-to-Be”

Abdominal Ultrasounds: Everything You Need to Know

Like many medical terms, the phrase “abdominal ultrasound” can cause some anxiety. Right? So, if you’re not sure what an ultrasound entails, you’re in the right place. We’re here to take the worry (or maybe just the uncertainty) out of your next ultrasound. Without going into extreme depth, an ultrasound is a simple imaging modality … Continue reading “Abdominal Ultrasounds: Everything You Need to Know”

The Carotid Doppler Ultrasound:

The What, When, and Why Everyone Should Know! The human body is an amazing machine! When you stop and think about all of the functions the body performs and the way that it regulates itself, it really is astonishing. Although our bodies do a pretty great job at taking care of themselves, there are times … Continue reading “The Carotid Doppler Ultrasound:”

Spotting During Pregnancy – Is It Normal?

Is bleeding ever normal? As a future mommy, as if you don’t have enough to worry about, sometimes a little spotting can truly throw you over the “I have no clue what’s going on with my body” edge. But don’t panic! Let’s just dive right in! Spotting or bleeding during pregnancy is something that many … Continue reading “Spotting During Pregnancy – Is It Normal?”

Testicular Cancer Signs

Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer, particularly when it is diagnosed early. Testicular cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the testes, the male sex organs that make and store sperm and produce testosterone. While testicular cancer is generally rare, it is also the most common form of cancer … Continue reading “Testicular Cancer Signs”

I Feel…Different! – The Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms And It All Begins…. The morning sickness, fatigue, hormonal mood swings…you know, all the fun stuff! For all the first time moms-to-be out there, the big decision to have a baby and grow your family comes with a side of questions that need to be answered… and fast! Aside from what to eat, … Continue reading “I Feel…Different! – The Pregnancy Symptoms”