How to Perform and Report Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: An Interactive Case-Based Approach

  • Rania Farouk El Sayed


‘You look for what you know, and you see what you are looking for.’

This statement summarizes all concepts a radiologist must understand to provide the gold standard of care. My fundamental aim in teaching this course is not just to review the literature with participants but to teach vividly, interactively, and practically, which is the way students learn best. It is my belief that if this course is successful, every radiologist in attendance will be capable not only of writing a full report based on solid scientific information but also of providing state-of-the art care for patients who present for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Full competence means that the radiologist will know the steps for taking a full relevant medical history, can confidently determine which radiologic studies to order to allow for a detailed diagnostic report, and know the mandatory steps for patient preparation before sending the patient to the imaging table. In this context, this review is not written in the classical chronological order but in a way that takes the reader through the actual sequence of steps for providing radiologic care for a patient with PFD.


Pelvic Floor Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Anal Sphincter Pelvic Floor Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rania Farouk El Sayed
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  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentCairo UniversityCairoEgypt

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