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This CME Course consists of 5 modules on Pelvic Floor Imaging:

  • Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - The Basics - Assoc. Prof. Clara Shek
  • Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - Anterior & Central Compartment - Dr. Vivien Wong
  • Posterior Compartment Imaging - Obstructed Defecation and Prolapse - Dr. Rodrigo Guzmán Rojas
  • Slings and meshes - US Imaging - Dr. Kamil Švabík
  • Maternal Birth Trauma - Assessment of the Levator Ani and Anal Sphincter muscles - Prof. Hans Peter Dietz

The overall purpose of this activity
…to inform the learner of the indications for pelvic floor ultrasound, equipment requirements, how to prepare patients for imaging, how to prepare and handle the ultrasound probe, machine settings, potential confounders of pelvic floor assessment and what a basic pelvic floor imaging entails.

The goal is:

  • to be able to recognise pelvic floor structures in mid-sagittal and axial views on transperineal imaging, both at rest and during manoeuvres;
  • to assess pelvic organ prolapse;
  • To understand the association between sonographic findings of the posterior compartment and obstructed defecation and prolapse symptoms;
  • To learn the utilisation of US imaging in postoperative follow-up after the use of implants to assess complications and facilitate the choice of treatment
  • To be able to diagnose levator ani and anal sphincter trauma.
  • Urogynecologists
  • Obstetricians/ Gynaecologists
  • Urologists
  • Pelvic Floor specialists
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Physiotherapists
  • Ultrasonographers

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.

Kamil Švabík
Boston Scientific: Consultant

Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - The Basics
Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - Anterior & Central Compartment
Posterior Compartment Imaging - Obstructed Defecation and Prolapse
Slings and meshes – US Imaging
Maternal Birth Trauma - Assessment of the Levator Ani and Anal Sphincter muscles
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