Practical applications of 3D sonography in gynecologic imaging

Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;52(6):1201-13. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.07.001. Epub 2014 Sep 2.


Volume imaging in the pelvis has been well demonstrated to be an extremely useful technique, largely based on its ability to reconstruct the coronal plane of the uterus that usually cannot be visualized using traditional 2-dimensional (2D) imaging. As a result, this technique is now a part of the standard pelvic ultrasound protocol in many institutions. A variety of valuable applications of 3D sonography in the pelvis are discussed in this article.

Keywords: 3D pelvic sonography; IUD malposition; Uterine shape anomalies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometrium / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Intrauterine Device Migration*
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uterine Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Uterus / abnormalities*
  • Uterus / diagnostic imaging*