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RESEARCH ARTICLE

2D and 3D Power Doppler Ultrasound of Endometrium as Implantation Marker

Santiago Bau, Luis T Mercé, María J Barco

Keywords : Two-dimensional ultrasound/Power Doppler/Endometrium/Implantation marker

Citation Information : Bau S, Mercé LT, Barco MJ. 2D and 3D Power Doppler Ultrasound of Endometrium as Implantation Marker. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 2 (2):1-11.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1052

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Transvaginal ultrasonography has an important role in assessing the endometrium. With 2DUS, a single measurement of endometrial thickness in the sagittal plane is widely used in assisted reproductive technology and in pregnancy prediction. Endometrial volume, measured with 3DUS, has been studied as a potentially more accurate parameter. The endometrial pattern was related to the likelihood of implantation. This pattern correlated in a positive fashion with subsequent implantation. 3D ultrasound and 3D power Doppler parameters have been applied to assisted reproductive techniques as outcome predictors, although studies are still scarce, they show very promising results.


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