Gynaecological imaging involves predominantly imaging the uterus and ovaries and pelvic adnexal structures. Close working relationships with the Gynaecology Department and Gynaecology Oncology have been established.
The modalities used include ultrasound (transabdominal and transvaginal), CT, MRI scanning and interventional. The examinations performed include pelvic ultrasound, CT of the abdomen and pelvis for staging tumours and MRI of the pelvis for detailed staging of gynaecological malignancy. There are several rapid access lists running e.g. a one stop PMB/pelvic mass clinic on a Monday afternoon. Ladies come for an ultrasound scan followed by a Gynae clinic out-patient appointment.
Fibroid Embolisation (Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE) ) - Heart of England Trust was one of the first centres in the UK to offer cutting edge treatment for fibroids and were the leading contributor to the fibroid registry. This service has been running since 2000 and are performed by two highly specialised interventional radiologists. For many women UAE can be an alternative to hysterectomy and can enable to keep fertility options open.
Clinical MDT meeting time:
Tuesday 1 - 2pm, BHH, Wednesday, GHH.