Gynecology practitioners can now replace their 2D imaging equipment with superior 3D ultrasound systems thanks to new ultrasound technology.
Fremont, CA:Gynecologists no longer have to depend on vague, one-dimensional ultrasound images to diagnose their patients. New ultrasound technology has advanced to the point where clinics can now replace their outdated 2D ultrasound systems with more advanced 3D ultrasound systems. 3D ultrasound provides comprehensive images of the uterus and cervix's structure, as well as access to imaging surfaces not possible with 2D equipment. Gynecologists can employ 3D ultrasound to better assess and identify problem areas, confirm IUD implantation, and more, improving diagnoses, efficiency, and patient happiness.
How new ultrasound technology improve gynecology practices
Ultrasound has been used in gynecology since the 1950s, although it took a few decades for it to become widely used. For the first time, ultrasonography was used to get images of a fetus and gynecological masses in a 1958 report published in The Lancet. Over the next few decades, the technology evolved, and today 3D ultrasound delivers improved clarity, faster speeds, and greater flexibility for gynecological practices.
One of the most important benefits of 3D ultrasound is that it enables gynecologists to see the uterus in its coronal plane. 3D ultrasound, when combined with improved image clarity, can help gynecologists discover problems that are small or otherwise hidden in 2D imaging. Gynecologists can use 3D ultrasound to help them put IUDs. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) has grown fivefold in popularity in the last decade, according to Contemporary OB/GYN. In addition, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 percent of women aged 15 to 44 now use an IUD or a contraceptive implant.
Gynecologists can install IUDs with more certainty if they have a complete view of the uterus' coronal plane. If a doctor feels a patient has a tiny or large uterus, the technology can be helpful. Before inserting the IUD, the doctor can use a 3D ultrasound to ensure appropriate placement. In addition, if a patient with an IUD has pain or unusual bleeding, the physician can employ 3D technology to see if the IUD has been dislocated.
Enhancement in transducer technology
Making 3D ultrasound devices easier to use has been a stated goal for years. The development of portable, convenient solutions has been prioritized, making them perfect for independent practices. Transducer technology has also advanced, resulting in crisper visuals and devices that are lighter and more ergonomically constructed, reducing user fatigue. Gynecologists may improve their practices and provide patients with efficient, cost-effective solutions right in their office, thanks to the latest 3D ultrasound technology. Finally, 3D ultrasound aids practitioners in providing better care to their patients by increasing patient satisfaction and enhancing patient-doctor collaboration.