3-D Ultrasound

Meet your precious baby before its due date!

Elective 3D exams

The St. Francis Regional Medical Center diagnostic imaging department is pleased to offer 3-D nondiagnostic ultrasounds to patients for keepsake fetal portraits.

What is included in my exam?

32 Week Fetal Face

The 30- to 45- minute exam includes:

  • 2-D images (typical ultrasound images).
  • 3-D images.
  • Short video clips.
  • Views of: feet and legs, arms and hands, profile and face, gender, movement.
  • Keepsake CD.

What else do I need to know?

The quality of fetal portraits varies depending on many factors. If we are unable to acquire quality pictures of your baby, you may return for one additional session at no additional charge.

The St. Francis radiology department will not perform the study unless you have received a 20-week fetal anatomy survey at St. Francis or Park Nicollet – Shakopee.

Fetal Foot

When can I schedule my exam?

The preferred gestational age for fetal portraits is between 27 and 32 weeks. At this stage, amniotic fluid levels are optimal and the fetus has adequate body fat and tissue.

Who performs my exam?

All 3-D ultrasound exams are performed by registered diagnostic sonographers working in the radiology department at St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Schedule your appointment today!

Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Elective 3-D exams are self-pay, meaning they are not billable through insurance. We accept cash or credit card only—no checks. The cost of the exam is $200.

Contact Us

St. Francis Regional Medical Center: 952.428.2151

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