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Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Sep;22(9):1085-97. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1402-7. Epub 2011 Apr 22.

Pelvic floor ultrasound in incontinence: what's in it for the surgeon?

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Sydney Medical School Nepean, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW 2750, Australia.


There is increasing interest in imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance and ultrasound amongst pelvic floor surgeons, as evidenced by the number of workshops and conference presentations in this field. Ultrasound is employed more commonly, due to much lower costs, greater accessibility and practicability. Consequently, this review focuses on sonography. At this time, imaging is probably under-utilised in urogynaecology and female urology, although it has the potential to greatly benefit our patients. In this review, I will outline the main uses of imaging in the work-up of women with urinary incontinence, before and after treatment, and focus on areas in which this benefit to patients and clinicians is most evident.

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