What You Need to Know about Pelvic Ultrasound

Dr. Beryl Benacerraf MD is a world renowned expert in the field of ultrasound and women’s imaging. He recently published a report in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2015;212:450-455) that discusses the benefits of doing ultrasound first in nonpregnant women complaining of pelvic pain. Many women complaining of pelvic pain will be assessed with a CT scan or MRI first.  Ultrasound now has the capability of producing 3D/4D volume images of the female pelvis which can be of comparable quality and orientation to those of MRI and CT but do not expose females to radiation and costs much less. Here is a nice example of how easily an endometrial polyp can be identified.  (American Journal of Obstetrics

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