Sonographer-acquired ultrasound protocol for deep endometriosis

Scott W. Young, Yvette Groszmann, Nirvikar Dahiya, Melanie Caserta, Johnny Yi, Megan Wasson, Maitray D. Patel

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Endovaginal sonographic imaging has been shown to reliably identify pelvic endometriosis, but most United States imaging practices do not adequately assess locations and features of endometriosis beyond ovarian endometrioma. In this article, we propose a protocol for sonographer-acquired images and maneuvers to be interpreted subsequently by sonologists (radiologists or gynecologists). The purpose is to improve the sensitivity of endovaginal sonography for the detection of endometriosis in imaging practices that involve the non-physician sonographer as part of their workflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1659-1669
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020


  • Dysparenunia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Rectosigmoid colon
  • Ultrasound
  • Uterosacral ligaments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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