Objective We sought to demonstrate the usefulness of ultrasonography for the in utero identification of different types of intrauterine contraceptive devices. Methods We used sonography to differentiate among types of intrauterine contraceptive devices. Results Each type of intrauterine contraceptive device had typical sonographic characteristics, in most cases, best demonstrated in the axial plane. Photographs of each type are shown and their sonographic appearance is discussed. Conclusion Sonographic identification of intrauterine contraceptive devices is accurate and specific. Sonography may serve as a useful method for determining the time to change the device and to identify those types that are more prone to complications.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care|
|State||Published - 1998|
- Intrauterine contraceptive device