Training Course in Pelvic Ultrasonography

Course Description

Imaging is gaining a key role in the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Three-dimensional endovaginal ultrasonography is increasingly used in clinical practice to rapidly confirm a suspected pathology as well as helping to diagnose patient’s symptoms. These noninvasive techniques not only provide a superior depiction of the pelvic anatomy but also yield unique dynamic information.

This course is designed to give participants an overview of the techniques and image interpretation of pelvic floor ultrasonography and let them to understand the potential roles of ultrasonography in improving the diagnosis and management of the transabdominal and transvaginal pelvic disorders.

Course Objectives

This course aims to enable participants perform a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound exam properly in patients who present with pelvic pain, adnexal masses, infertility, and other complaints. The practical session of the course with live ultrasound will provide participants with hands-on experience in the basic use of ultrasound and is designed to closely discuss specific details of the techniques.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify normal female pelvic anatomy
  2. Identify congenital anomalies of the female pelvic organs
  3. Discuss the normal and abnormal appearances of the endometrium in premenopausal and postmenopausal patients and attempt to standardize the diagnostic criteria for disease.
  4. Demonstrate the use of 3-dimensional ultrasound in the evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain.
  5. Describe the patient preparation and position
  6. Be able to recognise the sonographic features of a normal viable pregnancy and abnormal non-viable pregnancy
  7. Perform transabdominal and transvaginal scans to visualise the uterus, ovaries and adnexal regions and identify commonly seen gynaecological pathologies.

Target Audience

This course serves as a comprehensive review for the practicing urogynaecologist, other clinician and sonographers.

Course Duration

This 3-day, clinically oriented, interactive, hands-on training course offers advanced lectures complemented hands-on activities and discussion with experts.

Teaching Format

  1. Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  2. Case presentations and interactive group discussion with experts.
  3. Hands-on practice on live tissue (mini-pigs).
    • During hands-on session, participants will be divided into small groups to practice surgical techniques on anaesthetized animals.
  4. Live operative and pre-recorded video demonstrations

CME credits: 21.0