Evaluation of a contraceptive device with MR imaging

Catherine Maldjian, Marco A. Pelosi, Marco A. Pelosi, Richard Adam

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The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the positioning and to confirm the volume concept of the Lea's Shield diaphragm utilizing MR imaging. We evaluated the device in two women, one nulliparous and one multiparous. We were able to comprehensively evaluate the device in both patients and answer all questions regarding anatomical positioning and aspects pertaining to the morphology of the device relevant to its function. MRI may be effectively utilized to evaluate contraceptive devices and their relationship to adjacent anatomical structures. This may enhance the gynecologist's clinical assessment of its correct positioning and efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Contraceptive device
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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