For many patients, a pelvic ultrsound has clinical benefits by adding 3D views.
In some studies that compare routine 2D pelvic ultrasound with 3D pelvic ultrasound, the additional 3D views are associated with a higher level of accuracy and a clearer, more accurate view.
- Research published in Ultrasonography suggests that 3D ultrasound is more useful than 2D technology at pinpointing the location of fibroid tumors and endometrial polyps in some patients.
- Research published in Ultrasonography suggests that 3D ultrasound is more effective than traditional procedures such as a hysterosalpingogram at identifying uterine adhesions that can impair fertility.
- According to a study published in Ultrasonography, 3D pelvic ultrasound helps improve the detection rate of IUDs that have embedded into the uterine tissue compared to routine 2D pelvic ultrasound.
- According to research published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 3D pelvic ultrasound can diagnose congenital uterine anomalies with 88 to 100% accuracy compared to traditional transvaginal ultrasonography, which identifies about 60 to 82% of these anomalies.
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