The use of hysterosalpingography in fertility imaging

Author(s): Dr Richard J C Dunham

Hospital: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 48, 563, 23-24


Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a relatively inexpensive outpatient radiographic procedure that has been performed for over a century. It provides an assessment of the uterus and fallopian tubes and is used in the evaluation of primary and secondary infertility. Other indications include the post-operative assessment of tubal ligation or reanastomosis, investigation of recurrent spontaneous abortions and as a precursor to fallopian tube recanalisation. HSG is a primary screening test for tubal patency but has limitations, notably the use of ionising radiation.

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