Progressive Women's Healthcare


Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA


If you’re pregnant or develop new or unusual symptoms of a gynecological condition, see the experts at Progressive Women's Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician Lathan Overstreet, MD, and his exceptional midwifery team offer ultrasounds that can diagnose your condition or allow you to view images of your unborn baby. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today to determine if you’re a candidate for an ultrasound.

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses sound waves to create pictures of internal body tissues. It offers an opportunity for your women’s health care provider to diagnose specific medical issues before they become severe or check on the health of your unborn baby. 

The skilled ultrasound team is highly skilled and uses the latest advances in procedures and technologies to optimize ultrasound results. 

What are ultrasounds used for?

Ultrasounds at Progressive Women's Healthcare can:

  • Monitor the development and health of unborn babies
  • Detect some birth defects and genetic disorders
  • Screen for other fetal or placental abnormalities
  • Diagnose fibroids, cysts, and other gynecological conditions
  • Guide biopsy procedures
  • Detect an unborn baby’s heartbeat
  • Show the direction of blood flow
  • Detect growths, blockages, and structural issues
  • View abdominal and pelvic organs
  • Diagnose parathyroid and thyroid gland issues
  • Screen for breast cancer

If you're pregnant, your Progressive Women's Healthcare provider may suggest you undergo a pregnancy ultrasound between weeks 18 and 22 of your pregnancy, with additional ultrasounds as needed, to evaluate fetal health or diagnose potential problems. 

What can I expect during an ultrasound?

Before an ultrasound, you might need to keep a full bladder or empty your bladder. It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions and change into a hospital gown if needed. During an abdominal ultrasound, your specialist spreads gel over your abdomen or pelvis and uses a wand-like device to emit sound waves and create images. The procedure isn't painful.

During a transvaginal ultrasound, your provider inserts a tiny transducer into your vagina to create images of your uterus and ovaries.

Ultrasound typically lasts 20-60 minutes, but the length of time needed for an ultrasound varies from person to person. After a pregnancy ultrasound, you can keep a copy of images of your unborn baby if you’d like.

What do my results mean?

The Progressive Women's Healthcare specialists review the results of your ultrasound. They may recommend an additional ultrasound, other diagnostic tests, medications, minor procedures, or medical monitoring. They refer you to another specialist whenever necessary and follow up with you to maximize your well-being.

Schedule an appointment at Progressive Women's Healthcare by phone or online today to take advantage of cutting-edge ultrasound technology.