Incorporating 3D Multiplanar Reconstructed Images for Endovaginal Endometrial Assessment. Can We Improve Efficiency and Maintain the Sonography Role? A Pilot Study.

Nancy Teresa Chouinard, Catherine Fix, Hans Swan

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Abstract

A study was undertaken to evaluate the use of 3D multiplanar reconstructed (MPR)images to reduce the scan time for endovaginal studies, thereby potentially reducing sonographer strain and possibly improving patient workflow. The scope of the study was limited to evaluation of the endometrium. A group of 42 patients with dysfunctional uterine bleedingwas selected for the study. After initial transabdominal examination on each patient, an endovaginal study of the endometrium was performed using 3D data collection; this was followed by a complete conventional 2D endovaginal scan. The scan times and endometrial measurements for 3D and 2D methods were compared. Staff members were interviewed for feedback on the experience and for future protocol recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-11
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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