If you’ve never used 3D ultrasound yourself, you might know about it from its use in obstetrics.This technology is responsible for offering doctors and expectant parents using fetal images that are far more lifelike than traditional sonograms.
Yet the benefits of 3D ultrasound stretch well beyond maternity. Indeed, a growing body of evidence suggests that this approach can be a helpful advancement from standard ultrasound and, oftentimes, improve the physician’s ability to correctly diagnose specific gynecological concerns.
The advantages of incorporating 3D ultrasound include:
Almost 19 percent of girls prone to recurrent miscarriages in 1 study needed congenital uterine anomalies. Compared with conventional transvaginal ultrasonography — that describes roughly 63 to 84 percent of those anomalies — 3D ultrasound (also known as ‘echographie 3d‘ in the French language) can diagnose them with 88 to 100 percent accuracy, according to study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Research published in Ultrasonography indicates that the 3D ultrasound is significantly more useful than 2D technology at discovering the location of fibroid tumors and endometrial polyps in certain patients.
Additionally known as uterine synechiae, uterine adhesions can affect fertility. 3D ultrasound appears to be more powerful than conventional processes such as a hysterosalpingogram at distinguishing these adhesions.
Analyzing intrauterine device (IUD) placement, Gynecologists typically use 2D ultrasound to place IUDs, but this strategy doesn’t completely visualize the complete IUD. Using 3D ultrasound, physicians can observe the whole device from the coronal plane while keeping exam times short.
It has also been proven to help improve the detection rate of IUDs who have inserted into the uterine tissue, another study published in Ultrasonography noted, differentiating a significant source of pain and abnormal bleeding in some patients.