Sonohysterography To Capture Enhanced Images Of The Uterine Cavity

Sonohysterography is a special minimally invasive ultrasound technique developed to provide images of the uterine cavity. It is also known as saline infusion sonography.

This technique involves infusion of sterile saline into the uterus through a catheter placed in the cervix to provide enhanced image during transvaginal ultrasound. The saline infusion enlarges the uterine cavity giving a much better view of the uterine cavity. This technique is used to asses the abnormalities of the uterus and also to check if there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes.

Sonohysterography Is Performed In The Following Cases:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding before or after menopause
  • Mass suspected in the uterus on ultrasound
  • Investigation of infertility and recurrent miscarriage
  • Assessment of the uterine lining for patients on Tamoxifen therapy
  • To check blockage in the fallopian tubes
This is an excellent technique for evaluating unusual bleeding that may be due to Uterine abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, atrophy, adhesions, hyperplasia, cancer, leiomyomas or congenital defects.

This technique does not require hospitalization or analgesia. This is a simple procedure performed in the ultrasound room. Some women experience period like discomfort during the procedure. It is a painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the uterus.

A transvaginal ultrasound exam is conducted for checking the position of the uterus and to evaluate the ovaries. A catheter is inserted into the cervix. The balloon attached to the tip of the catheter is inflated to enhance the image visibility. A small amount of sterile saline solution is infused into the uterine cavity to visualize the uterus on the ultrasound screen.



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