HD Live Scans

Manufactured by GE Healthcare, HD Live is the most advanced 4D ultrasound technology currently on the market. With its improved frame rate and enhanced colour palette, this equipment allows sonographers to capture clearer, crisper images than ever before, which is great news for expectant parents who want a more detailed glimpse of their unborn baby.

The images below should give you a good impression of the difference between HD Live technology and standard 3D/4D ultrasound equipment.

Left image captured by GE Voluson i. Right image captured by GE Voluson E6 with HD Live technology.

We at First Encounters were extremely impressed when we first witnessed what HD Live technology was capable of, and so we are very pleased to announce that HD Live scans are now available at both of our ultrasound clinics in England and Wales. Our Cardiff clinic has been equipped with HD Live technology for several months now, and this week we installed this superior hardware in our Bristol clinic as well. This means that ALL of our 4D scans now use HD Live technology as standard, regardless of which location you visit!

Click here to compare our 4D scan packages and book your high-definition ultrasound experience online.

Accept no substitutes!

Here at First Encounters Ultrasound, we're proud to offer families a superior scan experience using genuine HD Live technology from GE Healthcare. The machine we use for HD Live scans is the GE Voluson E6.

We've seen a lot of other scan providers claiming to provide HD Live scans, but more often than not, these claims prove misleading upon closer inspection. Some providers who purport to use HD Live equipment actually carry out scans using a GE Voluson i, the machine we used to use before our clinics upgraded to the Voluson E6!

Before you book an HD Live scan, be sure to ask the provider what equipment they use to perform the scan. If it's not the genuine article, we strongly recommend that you look elsewhere - otherwise, you may end up feeling very disappointed with the quality of your scan footage!

For more information about HD Live scans, please feel free to contact the First Encounters team.
 
If you’re looking for the ultimate ultrasound experience in Bristol and the South West, then look no further than our state-of-the-art baby scan clinic in Portishead. Thanks to its convenient location just 2 miles away from the M5, it’s easily accessible from a number of different areas, providing customers with easy access to our wonderful range of services. 
 
From 4D ultrasounds to gender and wellbeing scans, we offer a fantastic selection of packages at our Bristol clinic, with options to suit every requirement and budget. To ensure that each of our customers has a pleasant and memorable experience, our scan rooms are softly lit and comfortably furnished, for a cosy, relaxing atmosphere. For those who would like to share this special experience with their loved ones, we also provide seating for up to six guests, allowing you to enjoy their companionship without the room feeling cramped or crowded.
 
 
As well as providing a friendly and relaxing service, staff at our Bristol ultrasound clinic also do their very best to provide you with a high-quality image of your baby, using the most advanced ultrasound imaging machine available, for unequalled levels of clarity. They also have years of experience in the industry and are highly qualified, which means that they will be able to answer any questions that you may have, while providing you with expert guidance.
 
 
For those who are thinking of booking an ultrasound at our Bristol clinic, here are some reviews from our previous customers:
 
"Heard how good it was through a friend, fab to be on a bank holiday so family and partner can come and not have to take time off work, thank you"
Natasha, Weston Super Mare
Deluxe4dPlus at 27 weeks
 
"The packages displayed online were very clear and played a huge part in choosing First Encounters, it was brilliant, thanks again"
Kimberley, Bristol
genderAssurePlus at 16 weeks
 
"Recommended by a friend, excellent, kind, friendly and professional"
Kiesha, Weston Super Mare
Deluxe4DPlus at 27 weeks
 
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If you would like to book an ultrasound scan at our Bristol clinic you can: