gynaecological scans - IUCD localisation
IUCDs are a common method of Long Acting Reversible Contracepetion
Scans performed for missing IUCD threads confirm normal location of the IUCD in the uterus. If IUCD is not seen, further investigations such as pelvic x-ray may be needed.
Scan can be performed with a full bladder and will take about 20 minutes.
Scan will show
- Uterus and the endometrial cavity
- IUCD within the cavity if present
- Check for correct placement of IUCD
- Both Ovaries and any fluid in the pelvis