By now, the idea of 3D printed ultrasound images of unborn babies has become somewhat of a well-known practise but this latest technology is amazing parents-to-be everywhere.
This ground-breaking technology is pushing the boundaries and allowing parents to see their unborn baby inside the womb using virtual reality headsets.
While the technology is not yet available in clinics, it is being trialled currently in Brazil where mums-to-be are getting MRI scans to create the three dimensional models.
“The scans provide fetal images that are sharper and clearer than ultrasound and MR images viewed on a traditional display,” says one of the researchers working on the new technology, Dr Heron Werner.
Parents can use a virtual reality headset to then watch and listen as the 3D model ‘comes alive’.
The technology is sure to be a hit among medical professionals and parent who want to see the child’s growth in more detail.