Sonography, CT, and MRI appearance of the essure microinsert permanent birth control device

Michael H. Wittmer, Douglas L. Brown, Robert P. Hartman, Abimbola O. Famuyide, Akira Kawashima, Bernard F. King

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the appearance and location of the Essure permanent birth control device on sonography, CT, and MRI. CONCLUSION. The Essure device has a distinct appearance and typical location that allow it to be accurately identified on sonography, CT, and MRI scans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-964
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Birth control
  • CT
  • Essure microinsert
  • Genitourinary tract imaging
  • Implantable devices
  • MRI
  • Pelvic imaging
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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