Techniques Used for Imaging in Gynecology-Update-24.2.19.Routes of Sonography-Trans-abdominal & Trans-vaginal
As promised, we will continue our discussion on Techniques used for Imaging in Gynecology & will talk about different routes of sonography.
Trans-abdominal route of sonography provides global identification of all pelvic organs and their relationship to one another. A full bladder is usually necessary as it provides acoustic window, pushes the uterus upwards from behind the symphysis pubis and makes it more visible.
In Trans-vaginal sonography, the transducer is positioned in the vaginal fornices hence it is closer to the region of examination. Measuring endometrial thickness is easier this way. Urinary bladder is kept empty for the scan.
– So, friends, in next update of this series will discuss in detail about some other aspect of this topic.