MRI for Investigation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – Bridget Sutton
27 July @ 11:15 - 12:00
Abnormal uterine bleeding is currently one of the most common reasons for pre-menopausal women to present to their GP or gynaecologist. The revised FIGO classified term incorporates both heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and intermenstrual bleeding (IMB) and aetiologies have been divided into those considered to be structural and those deemed to be non-structural.
While transvaginal ultrasound is a brilliant first-line imaging tool in the investigation of AUB, there will be a significant number of cases where it falls a little short of definitive diagnosis. At this point, we find ourselves deferring to pelvic MRI for its multiplanar capability and superior demonstration of zonal anatomy in the uterus, in short, it’s problem-solving power.
This lecture will review the imaging pathway for investigation of AUB, and specifically discuss if and when MRI can be utilised in this process.