Obstetrics and gynecology imaging for students (curriculum)

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 26 May 2020
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists

Obstetrics and Gynecology imaging for students curriculum represents a core set of common pathologies seen on the wards, in theater and in the emergency O&G patient.

Fundamental to most imaging of the O&G patient is an understanding of ultrasound.


  • US pelvis - transabdominal
    • first-line imaging investigation for pelvic structures
    • requires the patient to have a full bladder
  • ​US pelvis  - transvaginal
    • requires the patient to empty their bladder
    • provides excellent assessment of the pelvic structures
  • CT abdomen
    • high-dose examination
    • usually performed with IV contrast
    • mass detection (malignancy or infection) and staging
  • MRI pelvis
    • some gynecological malignancies are staged with contrast-enhanced MRI

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