Uterus in Cases with DIE (A primer for Radiologist)


Assistant Professor of Radiology Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences



Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. The disease can cause significant changes in the uterine body, which can be visualized using radiological imaging techniques. These changes include thickening of the uterine wall, irregularity of the endometrial lining, and the presence of cysts or nodules within the uterine cavity. Radiologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and monitoring endometriosis- related uterine changes using various imaging modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). Accurate identification and characterization of these changes can aid in early diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring disease progression. Therefore, radiologists must be familiar with the typical uterine body changes associated with endometriosis to provide optimal patient care.