[VIDEO] Randomized Trial Proves Value of Ultrasound-Guided IUD Insertion in Women

As Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) have become more popular, studies are proliferating on the value of ultrasound guidance for IUD insertion. For example, the Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction recently published an article about a randomized trial on 400 women with retroverted flexed RVF uteri.

The study concluded that ultrasound guidance during insertion resulted in significantly lower pain scores, easier insertion, and shorter procedure times.

Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck, MSc, MD, FRCSC, regularly uses point-of-care ultrasound to confirm IUD localization and directly after IUD insertion to confirm placement. Last year, she switched from a bulky cart-based system to the ultra-portable Clarius wireless ultrasound system for her busy practice.

Recently, Dr. Dehaeck examined a patient to confirm IUD placement. We had the opportunity to record a 60-second video tutorial of the pelvic exam using the Clarius C3 HD3 in which she demonstrates where to place the scanner for sagittal and transverse views of an IUD in position. Watch the video to see her technique.

Clarius HD Handheld Ultrasound for OB/GYN

Wireless and app-based, Clarius portable scanners deliver the power and image quality of traditional systems for a small fraction of the cost. Clinicians appreciate its high portability for quick exams to streamline workflows and improve efficiencies. Clarius offers two ultrasound scanners that are suitable for obstetrics and gynecology. Learn more about which one is right for your practice. Or contact us today to request a virtual ultrasound demo.

You’re also invited to join Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Dehaeck on March 24th for her free educational webinar “Third Trimester Obstetric Scans: Essential Point-of-Care Ultrasound Exams for Instant Answers.” Follow along as Dr. Dehaeck demonstrates several high-resolution wireless ultrasound exams she routinely performs. Save your seat today!

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