Terms, definitions and measurements to describe the sonographic features of the endometrium and intrauterine lesions: a consensus opinion from the International Endometrial Tumor Analysis (IETA) group

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan;35(1):103-12. doi: 10.1002/uog.7487.


The IETA (International Endometrial Tumor Analysis group) statement is a consensus statement on terms, definitions and measurements that may be used to describe the sonographic features of the endometrium and uterine cavity on gray-scale sonography, color flow imaging and sonohysterography. The relationship between the ultrasound features described and the presence or absence of pathology is not known. However, the IETA terms and definitions may form the basis for prospective studies to predict the risk of different endometrial pathologies based on their ultrasound appearance.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Endometrium / diagnostic imaging
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Uterine Neoplasms / classification
  • Uterine Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Uterus / diagnostic imaging*