Ultrasound Informal Case Multiload IUD

July 13, 2011

(fig. 1) I was so astonished by the 3D image that I wanted to share with you.  Look at the shape of the copper coil, it's amazing.  Submitted by Daniel Margulies, Argentina. (fig. 2) "This is my best 3D Multiplanar Reconstruction of  Multiload IUD."Image provided by:Mrio Libardi, M.D.Multimagem Ultra-sonografiaBotucatu, Sao PauloBrasil (fig. 3) Image provided courtesy of Antwoord van dr. R.J.C.M. Beerthuizen, directeur Stichting Anticonceptie Nederland, Winterswijk (fig. 4) Image provided by:Mrio Libardi, M.D.Multimagem Ultra-sonografiaBotucatu, Sao PauloBrasilFor more images and information about IUDs, please click here CommentsMy gut tells me that this may be an image artifact that is unique to 3D sonography.  If any of you heard the lecture on 3D artifacts in Buenos Aries by Dr. Andrew Hull... he was clear that 3D introduces new categories of image artifacts and a new "twist" on old familiar artifacts.  You can see the interview of Dr. Hull at:http://www.obgyn.net/displaytranscript.asp?page=/avtranscripts/dubose_hull This is probably not useful pathologically, but as a phenomenon of 3D sonography it may be important educationally to us end users.  I would like to post it and see more discussion. Peace, Terry J. DuBose, M.S., RDMS Assistant Professor & Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program CHRP, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, Arkansas, USA 501-686-6510http://www.io.com/~dubose/http://www.uams.edu/CHRP/dmshome.htmhttp://www.obgyn.net/us/panel/panel.htm 

Multiload IUD

(fig. 1) I was so astonished by the 3D image that I wanted to share with you.  Look at the shape of the copper coil, it's amazing.  Submitted by Daniel Margulies, Argentina.

(fig. 2) "This is my best 3D Multiplanar Reconstruction of  Multiload IUD."
Image provided by:
Mrio Libardi, M.D.
Multimagem Ultra-sonografia
Botucatu, Sao Paulo
Brasil

(fig. 3) Image provided courtesy of Antwoord van dr. R.J.C.M. Beerthuizen, directeur Stichting Anticonceptie Nederland, Winterswijk

(fig. 4) Image provided by:
Mrio Libardi, M.D.
Multimagem Ultra-sonografia
Botucatu, Sao Paulo
Brasil

For more images and information about IUDs, please click here

 

Comments

My gut tells me that this may be an image artifact that is unique to 3D sonography.  If any of you heard the lecture on 3D artifacts in Buenos Aries by Dr. Andrew Hull... he was clear that 3D introduces new categories of image artifacts and a new "twist" on old familiar artifacts.  You can see the interview of Dr. Hull at:

http://www.obgyn.net/displaytranscript.asp?page=/avtranscripts/dubose_hull

This is probably not useful pathologically, but as a phenomenon of 3D sonography it may be important educationally to us end users.  I would like to post it and see more discussion.

 

Peace, Terry J. DuBose, M.S., RDMS
Assistant Professor & Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
CHRP, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
501-686-6510
http://www.io.com/~dubose/http://www.uams.edu/CHRP/dmshome.htmhttp://www.obgyn.net/us/panel/panel.htm