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Tactile imaging and its application to pelvic floor dysfunction

QIU Yu, WU Qing-kai, HUANG Cheng-sheng   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Online:2020-05-21 Published:2020-05-21
  • Contact: WU Qing-kai, E-mail: angelh2@163.com.
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (81550008, 81771523); Shanghai Jiao Tong University Medicine-Engineering Cross Research Foundation (YG2017QN17).

Abstract: Elastic imaging is a technique for converting the elastic modulus of soft tissues to real-time computer images. As one of the branches of elastic imaging, tactile imaging is distinguished by the feature of pressing directly against the surface of soft tissues. It is a mature option to diagnose diseases in urology, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics. In recent years, tactile imaging, especially vaginal tactile imaging, has been used to evaluate female pelvic floor dysfunction diseases. This review is about tactile imaging and its application to the field of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Key words: elastic imaging (EI), tactile imaging (TI), vaginal tactile imaging (VTI), pelvic floor dysfunction