Fertility Ultrasound Assessment

The role of ultrasound in treating infertility

Fertility ultrasound assessment – Transvaginal sonography is one of the indispensable investigation as far as infertility patient is concerned. It is non-invasive and the single test that parallels to clinical assessment.

 

Application of ultrasound in fertility diagnosis

 

Work up of infertility

  • Assessing the antral follicle count/ovarian reserve cycle monitoring or prediction of ovulation.
  • Ovarian pathologies (PCOS, cysts, tumors).
  • Adnexal pathologies (hydrosalpinx).
  • Abnormalities of uterus (congenital/acquired).
  • Endometrial pathologies (intrauterine adhesions, polyps, submucous fibroids.
  • Assessment of tubal patency (sonosalpingography).

Assisted Reproductive Technology/Technique (ART)

  • Monitoring ovarian response.
  • Oocyte retrieval, embryo transfer.

Male Infertility (limited role)

  • Scrotal ultrasound and Doppler.
  • Varicocele, epididymal abnormalities, undescended testis.
  • Obstructive azoospermia.
  • Penile
  • Evaluate physical causes of erectile dysfunction.

Early Pregnancy Scanning

  • Do detach location of pregnancy.
  • of fetus/sac.
  • Viability of fetus.
  • Calculate the gestation of pregnancy.

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