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Hysterosalpingography. Alicia McFarland Radiology Period 7. Procedure. A speculum is inserted into the vagina A catheter is then inserted into the cervix Contrast material is injected into the uterine cavity through the catheter Fluoroscopic images are then taken.

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hysterosalpingography

Hysterosalpingography

Alicia McFarland

Radiology Period 7

procedure
Procedure
  • A speculum is inserted into the vagina
  • A catheter is then inserted into the cervix
  • Contrast material is injected into the uterine cavity through the catheter
  • Fluoroscopic images are then taken
uses of hysterosaplingography
Uses of Hysterosaplingography
  • Most commonly used to evaluate patients with difficulty becoming pregnant or with frequent miscarriages
  • Used to evaluate uterine abnormalities
    • Congenital uterine anomalies
    • Fibroids or tumor masses
    • Adhesions
  • Used to evaluate tubal patency
    • Following tubal ligation reversal procedure
    • Following pelvic inflammatory disease
risks and benefits
Risks and Benefits
  • Minimally invasive procedure with rare complications
  • Can provide valuable information regarding infertility or problems carrying a fetus to term
  • Minimal exposure to radiation
    • Effective radiation dose ~ 1 mSv (comparable to average amount of background radiation over 4 mo)
  • Should not be performed if patient is pregnant at the time of the procedure