4D scanning adds the extra dimension of time to 3D imaging, so that the 3D image is moving in real time. Note that whilst 3D/4D scanning will usually be attempted during the procedure, it may not always be possible to obtain perfect views. This is usually because the fetus is not in a good position.
3D and 4D scanning adds an extra dimension to assessing the fetal spine and limbs. It is also use in gynecological studies to assess the shape and morphology of the uterus. Whilst often associated with beautiful baby images it is important to realise we use this technology to also assess the health of your baby.