A practical step-by-step introduction to pelvic floor ultrasound, from instrument selection to transducer placement
An accompanying DVD contains 4D View software for virtual scanning and a number (10-20) identified volume datasets for analysis
An ideal book for urogynecologists who are increasingly able to perform pelvic floor imaging in their own rooms/clinics with a potentially major impact on patient care
Ultrasound has replaced X-ray as the main imaging modality for the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders in the female. Most recent developments - volume contrast, speckle reduction and multi-slice imaging - have markedly enhanced spatial resolution and ease of use, with the result that ultrasound now enables cost-effective and non-invasive demonstration of bladder neck and pelvic organ mobility, vaginal, urethral and levator ani function and anatomy, and anorectal anatomy.
Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound provides an introduction to pelvic floor imaging, as well as a resource to be used during initial and more advanced practice. Thanks to the support of GE Medical Ultrasound, the integration of 4D View software and volume data for offline analysis on the accompanying DVD provides a simple and convenient means to train pattern recognition and quantitative analysis.
This atlas is an invaluable resource for gynecologists, urogynecologists, female urologists, sonologists, radiologists, and physiotherapists.
Gynecologists, urogynecologists, female urologists, sonologists, radiologists, pelvic floor physiotherapists
- Translabial ultrasound
- pelvic floor
Table of contents
Introduction.- Live Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor: an MRI Perspective.- Pelvic Floor Ultrasound:Basic Physics, Instrumentation and Exam Technique.- 3D/ 4D Imaging: Technical Overview and Basic Methodology.- The Anterior Compartment.- The Central and Posterior Compartments.- Axial Plane Imaging.- Imaging of Implant Materials.- Outlook.- An Introduction to 4D View TM (Version 5.0).Cases for ‘Virtual Scanning’ using 4D View.