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Diagnostic services availability 2015-07-16T10:12:51-05:00


There are a variety of services used to diagnose uterine and/or gynecological problems.

Radiographic evaluation with combined positron emission tomography (PET) and/or computed tomography (CT) may assist in diagnosis and surveillance in women with uterine fibroids (Current Opinion in Oncology, July 2004: 16(4); 324-327).

Ultrasound examination assists in documenting growth of fibroids with a finer level of discrimination than that obtained by the pelvic examination. Intravenous pyelography may be necessary to define abnormal anatomy of the area surrounding the uterus, specifically the tubes leading from the kidneys to the bladder. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides better discrimination of the source of a pelvic mass than any other radiological diagnostics. Hysterosalpingography is especially effective in evaluation of the anatomy of the uterus and fallopian tubes (Obstetrics and Gynecology, August 2004: 104(2); 393-406).