This atlas gathers the most frequent imaging findings concerning alterations that cause infertility in both males and in females. Also, it discusses how the images should be analyzed and described, to serve as a guide for the physicians who request and perform these imaging tests.
Infertility is a highly prevalent condition - about 10% of couples are infertile with males and females equally affected. This book offers professionals dealing with infertility, including endocrinologists, gynecologists and urologists, a useful guide to the diagnostic imaging tests that are essential in treating these patients. The Atlas of Imaging in Infertility is a valuable resource for physicians from different specialties managing cases of infertility.
Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza: Graduated in Medicine from the State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP) in 2000 and has a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Radiology Clinic) from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (UNIFESP / EPM) in 2005. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro. He has extensive diagnostic imaging experience, with a focus on abdominal and woman's imaging using ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. In 2006 he was selected by the American Society of Radiology (RSNA), along with fifteen other international radiologists, to join their conference and hold a preparatory training course for academic researchers.
Ana Luisa Alencar de Nicola: Graduated in Medicine from the Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (1994), and specialized in general ultrasound at the Training Center in Ultrasonography of São Paulo (Cetrus - 1998). She completed her residency at the Maternity Association of São Paulo (1997). She is currently a professor at the São Paulo's Training Center for Ultrasonography, and a sonographer at the Institute of Human Genetics and Fetal Medicine, at the Salomão Zoppi and at the Schimillevitch diagnostic clinics. She also has extensive experience in the field of medical radiology.
Harley de Nicola: Graduated in Medicine from Lusíada University of Santos-SP (FCMS) in 1993 and completed his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Radiology Clinic) at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP / EPM) in 2005. Currently an assistant at the Federal University of São Paulo and Coordinator of Medical Ultrasound Post-Graduate Course at IPrad (Radiology Research and Teaching Institute at São Paulo), he also has broad experience in diagnostic imaging, with a focus on general ultrasound and interventional ultrasound. He is a member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA).
Introduction.- Anatomy and Infertility.- Section A. Imaging of Female Infertility Polycystic ovarian syndrome.- Tubal diseases.- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).- Endometriosis.- Leiomyoma.- Adenomyosis.- Müllerian duct anomalies.- Section B. Imaging of Male Infertility - Non-obstructive disease of the testis Varicocele.- Cryptorchidism.- Primary testicular failure.- Ejaculatory disorders.- Section C. Imaging of Male Infertility - Obstructive disease of the testis Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens.- Ejaculatory duct obstruction.- Prostatic cysts.- Section C. Imaging of others diseases Pituitary adenoma.- Adrenal glands diseases.