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There are many reasons for which transvaginal ultrasound may be a useful examination:
Patient consent (verbal or written) is always obtained. A patient is always allowed to decline the test.
There are no adverse effects of a transvaginal ultrasound.
CT is used in the clinical setting of staging known gynaecological malignancy. MRI is used for local staging of gynaecological malignancy.
Please advise the radiologist of the date of the last period and if there is a history of gynaecological surgery as well as the nature of this surgery.
Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Website:
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