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Real-Time Virtual Sonography in Gynecology & Obstetrics: Literature’s Analysis and Case Series

Volume 10 - Issue 1

F. Torcia* MD, F. Bellati* MD/PhD, M. P. De Marco* MD, F. Costanzi* MD, F. Manurita* MD, E. Taloni* MD, D. Caserta* MD/PhD

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    • *Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sant’Andrea Hospital, School of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy
    • *Corresponding author: Donatella Caserta, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, School of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy

Received:October 03, 2018;   Published: October 11, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001882

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Abstract

Fusion Imaging is a latest generation diagnostic technique, designed to combine ultrasonography with a second-tier technique such as magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography. It has been mainly used until now in urology and hepatology. Concerning gynecology and obstetrics, the studies mostly focus on the diagnosis of prenatal disease, benign pathology and cervical cancer. We provided a systematic review of the literature with the latest publications regarding the role of Fusion technology in gynecological and obstetrics fields and we also described a case series of six emblematic patients enrolled from Gynecology Department of Sant ‘Andrea Hospital, “la Sapienza”, Rome, evaluated with Esaote Virtual Navigator equipment. We consider that Fusion Imaging could add values at the diagnosis of various gynecological and obstetrics conditions, but further studies are needed to better define and improve the role of this fascinating diagnostic tool.

Abbreviations : RVS: Real-Time Virtual Sonography; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; CT: Computed Tomography

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