Supplement your learning for ISUOG's education course on pelvic floor.

The course covers the use of ultrasound in labour and for the assessment of the pelvic floor:

Ultrasound in labour:

1. Maternal anatomy as it pertains to birth progress
2. Possibilities and limitations of manual examination during labour
3. Acquisition and interpretation of intrapartum ultrasound views from the different insonation angles
4. Clinical implications of intrapartum ultrasound
5. Resolved and open questions regarding the clinical use of intrapartum ultrasound

Pelvic floor ultrasound:

1. Will have an extensive knowledge on various ultrasound techniques used for pelvic floor examination

2. Will be able recognize the ultrasound anatomy of the pelvic floor

3. Will know the uses of 2D and 3D/4D ultrasound in the assessment of various pelvic floor disorders.


Explore the topic before you attend our course:

In order to make the most of this learning experience and help you achieve your learning objectives, we have prepared a path to guide you from the essentials to our course’s topics through ISUOG resources. The material below, will take you from the most basics to a more comprehensive view of Pelvic floor, some open to everyone and some available only to ISUOG members –some may even grant you CME points:

Some of these activities are exclusively available to our members. Become a member today.

UOG Articles

Validation of new ultrasound algorithm for estimating prevalence of anal sphincter trauma in a urogynecological population
H. P. Dietz, K. L. Shek, G. K. Low
August 2022

Underdiagnosis of internal anal sphincter trauma following vaginal delivery
B. D. O'Leary, L. Kelly, M. Fitzpatrick, D. P. Keane
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & GynecologyAccepted 
August 2022

Diagnostic test accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and pelvic floor ultrasound for diagnosis of levator ani muscle avulsion
I. M. A. van Gruting, A. Stankiewicz, K. W. M. van Delft, S. K. Doumouchtsis, J. Inthout, A. H. Sultan, R. Thakar
May 2022

Comparing diagnostic criteria between endoanal ultrasound and transperineal ultrasound for diagnosing anal sphincter defects: secondary analysis of prospective observational study
N. A. Okeahialam, R. Thakar, A. H. Sultan
31 May 2022

Angle of progression measured using transperineal ultrasound for prediction of uncomplicated operative vaginal delivery: systematic review and meta-analysis
A. A. Nassr, K. Hessami, V. Berghella, C. Bibbo, A. A. Shamshirsaz, A. Shirdel Abdolmaleki, V. Marsoosi, S. L. Clark, M. A. Belfort, A. A. Shamshirsaz
March 2022

The “breech progression angle”: a new feasible and reliable transperineal ultrasound parameter for the fetal breech descent in the birth canal
A. Youssef, E. Brunelli, M. Fiorentini, J. Lenzi, G. Pilu, A. El-Balat
April 2021

New technique for automatic sonographic measurement of change in head–perineum distance and angle of progression during active phase of second stage of labor
 L. Angeli, F. Conversano, A. Dall'Asta, N. Volpe, M. Simone, E. Di Pasquo, D. Pignatelli, G. B. L. Schera, M. Di Paola, P. Ricciardi, A. Ferretti, T. Frusca, S. Casciaro, T. Ghi
January 2020

Maternal birth trauma: how imaging can (and should) change clinical practice
H. P. Dietz