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Evaluation of Infertility

  • Gertraud Heinz-PeerEmail author
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Infertility is defined as 1 year of unprotected intercourse that does not result in pregnancy (Hornstein and Schust 1996). Infertility is estimated to affect up to 10% of women of reproductive age (Heinonen et al. 1982). Although uterine pathology accounts for <10% of cases, uterine imaging is important not only for establishing a specific diagnosis, but also for directing corrective therapy (Collins and Woodward 1995; Lev-Toaff 1996). Knowledge of structural abnormalities may indicate potential pregnancy complications including spontaneous abortion, intrauterine growth retardation, preterm delivery, malpresentation, and retained products of conception.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital St. PöltenSt. PöltenAustria

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