In 1994, Board-Certified obstetrician Leon Hansen, M.D., recognized that his patients relied a great deal on their medical ultrasound to better understand their pregnancy. He wanted to offer greater choices to expecting women, but physicians' time is short, and such requests are rarely covered by insurance.
As a result, he created an affordable ultrasound service designed to enhance the routine medical ultrasound experience to serve the patient's needs and concerns. He developed a staff of clinical technicians with highly advanced skills in parent-focused imaging and the newer 3/4D technology, with a unique focus on patient education.
"As physicians, we shouldn't have to choose between providing quality medical care and creating a positive patient experience," says Dr. Hansen. "FETAL FOTOS exists to give providers a resource to better serve their patients without loss of time or resources, and to give patients direct access to more choices in consultation with their provider."
"I refer to FETAL FOTOS so my patients can access quality non-reimbursable ultrasound services without placing an added burden on my practice. In addition, I believe in the potential that 3/4D imaging has to enhance a woman's commitment to her pregnancy and health."
Russell Smith, M.D. FACOG