There is increasing interest in using ultrasound for assessment of pelvic floor disorders such as voiding dysfunction , pelvic organ prolapse and faecal incontinence. Ultrasound can also be a useful imaging modality for urodynamics and pelvic floor physiotherapy. Whilst ultrasound equipment is widely available around the world many clinicians may not have access to structured training in the technique of pelvic floor imaging and interpretation of images in the context of pelvic floor dysfunction. This book aims to provide the reader with the knowledge and skills to start utilising ultrasound imaging in assessment of pelvic floor disorders. The authors comprise the three surgical disciplines (urology, colorectal surgery and gynaecology) who commonly manage pelvic floor problems and have subspecialty expertise in pelvic floor imaging. They have conducted workshops in Australia, Asia, UK and USA and are advocates for clinican-performed ultrasound.
Table of Contents
1. Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation.- 2. Functional Anatomy and Approaches to Imaging of the Pelvic Floor.- 3. Essentials for Setting Up Practice in Clinician Performed Ultrasound.- 4. Ultrasound Imaging in Assessment of the Male Patient with Voiding Dysfunction.- 5. The Female Patient 1- Assessment of Female Voiding Dysfunction.- 6. The Female Patient 2- Pelvic Organ Prolapse.- 7. Imaging of Gynaecologic Organs.- 8. Ultrasound Assessment of the Patient with Fecal Incontinence.- 9. 3D Ultrasound Imaging of the Pelvis.