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Gynaecologic Tests: Imaging

The table below contains information on some imaging tests used in the evaluation and diagnosis of disorders of the female reproductive system as well as during pregnancy.
For information on other types of test used in ths are, click here .

 
Imaging Tests
Test Use
Barium enema To detect endometriosis , cervical cancer , and ovarian cancer .
Colour-flow Doppler Click here for more information.
CT scan To detect pelvic masses, brain or pituitary lesions, and cervical cancer .
Hysterosalpingography Click here for more information.
Intravenous pyelogram To detect or determine the cause of endometriosis, pelvic masses, cervical cancer, congenital anomalies, and postoperative complications.
MRI scan Magnetic resonance imaging.
Transabdominal ultrasound To detect or determine the cause of ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, or unexplained pelvic pain.
Transvaginal ultrasound Click here for more information.
Vaginogram To detect fistulas , abnormal passages between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the body surface (such as an opening between the vagina and the rectum). The test involves injecting radiopaque dye into the vagina and taking X-rays of the area.
Voiding cystourethrogram  
Source: [ 1 ]

The information in this page is presented in summarised form and has been taken from the following source(s):
1. The Yale University School of Medicine Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, Barry L. Zaret M.D., Senior Editor, published by Houghton Mifflin. Online: common_procedures/doppler_ultrasound.html


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