Multimodality imaging of pelvic floor anatomy

Milana Flusberg, Mariya Kobi, Simin Bahrami, Phyllis Glanc, Suzanne Palmer, Victoria Chernyak, Devaraju Kanmaniraja, Rania Farouk El Sayed

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Abstract

The pelvic floor is composed of a network of muscles, ligaments, and fasciae, which provide active and passive support for the pelvic organs. Impairment of these pelvic floor elements can result in a variety of functional abnormalities and single or multicompartment organ prolapse. Knowledge of normal pelvic floor anatomy can aid the radiologist in understanding the complex nature of pelvic floor dysfunction and is important for comprehensive image interpretation. This article provides an overview of normal anatomy of the pelvic floor as seen on magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and fluoroscopic studies performed in the evaluation of pelvic floor function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAbdominal Radiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Defecography
  • MR defecography
  • Pelvic floor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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