(pp.129-140) C. E. Ayad, A. A. A. Bala and A. E. S. Merghani ‘Evaluation of normal female Sudanese pelvic anatomy using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)’, IJSR, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012

IJSRCaroline Edward Ayad and Alsafi Ahmed Abdella Bala, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Abd Elmagied S. Merghani, Royal Care International Hospital, Sudan

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the dimensions of the bony pelvis and soft tissue structures and to characterize the normal gynaecological appearance of single Sudanese females using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Design/methodology/approach: Seventy-two single females aged between 15 and 80 years were selected using Sagittal T2-weighted pelvic MRIs of 1.5 tesla. The determined variables were uterine cervix cranio-caudal, uterus length, pelvis outlet, pelvic cavity and true conjugate, linearly correlated with age. Signal intensity was used to characterize the normal pelvis structures. For the bladder, uterus endometrium, myometrium, cervix, vagina, adenexa, ovaries, Sagittal T1,T2 and Coronal T2-weighted images were used.
Findings: There were significant differences in Sudanese results when compared with Afro-American groups.
Originality/value: This study may contribute to obstetrics and gynaecology in the future.
Keywords: MRI; Pelvis; Anatomy; Gynaecology


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