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Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound

  • A practical step-by-step introduction to pelvic floor ultrasound, from instrument selection to transducer placement

  • The first book for urogynecologists, who are increasingly able to perform pelvic floor imaging in their own rooms/clinics, with potentially major impact on patient care


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hans Peter Dietz
    Pages 41-62
  3. Anneke B. Steensma
    Pages 63-75
  4. Hans Peter Dietz
    Pages 76-90
  5. Hans Peter Dietz
    Pages 91-101
  6. Hans Peter Dietz
    Pages 102-103
  7. Hans Peter Dietz
    Pages 104-115
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 117-138

About this book


Ultrasound has replaced X-ray as the main imaging modality for the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders in the female. Most recent developments - volume contrast, speckle reduction and multi-slice imaging - have markedly enhanced spatial resolution and ease of use, with the result that ultrasound now enables cost-effective and non-invasive demonstration of bladder neck and pelvic organ mobility, vaginal, urethral and levator ani function and anatomy, and anorectal anatomy.
Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound provides an introduction to pelvic floor imaging, as well as a resource to be used during initial and more advanced practice.
This atlas is an invaluable resource for gynecologists, urogynecologists, female urologists, sonologists, radiologists, and physiotherapists.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nepean Clinical SchoolUniversity of SydneyPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Gynae-OncologyErasmus Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound
  • Authors Hans Peter Dietz
    Lennox P.J. Hoyte
    Anneke B. Steensma
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84628-520-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84628-584-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 138
  • Number of Illustrations 87 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This book takes a novice to the use of ultrasound in urogynaecology through an amazing journey exploring the use of this modality in assessing female patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Its simplicity, rich practical detail and clear images will persuade the reader of the value of this investigation in day-to-day clinical practice. … The book is an indispensable resource to all urogynaecologists who are keen to provide the best care for their patients." (Sharif I. M. F. Ismail, International Urogynaecology Journal, Vol. 20, 2009)