Ultrasound Specialist

Daniel Esteves, MD -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Daniel Esteves, MD

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA

Ultrasound imaging allows for the evaluation of the health of your growing fetus or gives the doctor more information about symptomatic pelvic organs. Daniel Esteves, MD, offers in-house ultrasound screening at his office in Lawrenceville, Georgia. There’s no need to go offsite for your ultrasound when you can get convenient ultrasound testing and expert care by calling his office or scheduling an appointment online.


What is ultrasound imaging?

Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create images of soft tissues inside your body. The test is noninvasive and painless. You aren’t exposed to radiation, as you are with X-ray, and the test is safe for a growing baby and your internal organs.

The ultrasound emits sound waves that penetrate through your body and hit an object, such as a pelvic organ, and bounce back to create an image on a computer screen.

What should I expect during an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is performed by a specially trained technician. They put a gel on the treatment area to make the sound waves conduct better and run a wand, called a transducer, over the part of your body to be examined. For gynecological purposes, this is usually your belly or pelvic region. Dr. Esteves may order a transvaginal ultrasound in which the wand is inserted into your vagina to get a better image of your organs.

You may feel some pressure from the wand, but no pain or discomfort.

What issues would require an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are a part of regular prenatal care. Through ultrasound, especially advanced 3D ultrasound, you can see your baby and determine its gender. Dr. Esteves can also check your baby’s growth in the womb and look for any issues that might raise health concerns.

Women who have symptoms that suggest something is abnormal in a pelvic organ also benefit from ultrasound testing. Irregular vaginal bleeding, cramping, pelvic pain, and bloating that can’t be diagnosed easily may require an ultrasound for further screening. Dr. Esteves may use the ultrasound to check your:

  • Bladder
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Cervix
  • Fallopian tubes

Dr. Esteves determines which organs to focus on depending on your symptoms.

When is a transvaginal ultrasound ordered?

If you have symptoms that suggest a problem with the uterine lining or an issue with the ovaries, a transvaginal ultrasound may give the best images. This type of ultrasound also allows Dr. Esteves to examine the muscular walls of the uterus.

Some women undergo a procedure known as a sonohysterogram. This procedure involves injecting saline solution into your uterus. This allows the doctor to get a clear image of your uterine lining during the ultrasound.

If you have symptoms that suggest you need an ultrasound, call the office or schedule an appointment online.