By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Data detailed on Diagnostic Imaging have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Female reproductive tract anomalies are difficult to number in the general population but are often discovered in evaluations of menstrual complications or fertility disorders. Traditionally, assessment of the reproductive tract entailed hysterosalpingography to image the uterine cavity with the final diagnosis provided by combined hysteroscopy/laparoscopy."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, "These approaches, while providing important information, were uncomfortable and invasive and for HSG, involved radiation exposure. Magnetic resonance imaging (MIR) allowed for the avoidance of these issues while offering accuracy, thus becoming the gold standard diagnostic imaging modality but entailing cost, patient discomfort, and inconvenience. Current advances in ultrasound technology, specifically 3-dimensional ultrasound, achieve the same benefits of MRI in being accurate and noninvasive but also offer the following advantages: they are available in the office, they are cost-effective, and they provide immediate results."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "As 3-dimensional technology continues to become more accessible and more providers become proficient in using it, ultrasound may replace MRI as the new gold imaging standard in diagnosing mullerian anomalies."
For more information on this research see: Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Mullerian Anomalies: The Case for a New Gold Standard. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2014;21(3):335-345. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/704371)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Berger, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dept. of Radiol, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States. Additional authors for this research include F. Batzer, A. Lev-Toaff and C. Berry-Roberts (see also Diagnostic Imaging).
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