Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2023, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (2): 114-121.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2023.230021

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Advanced Application of Artificial Intelligence for Pelvic Floor Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Treatment

Enze Qu, MDa, Xinling Zhang, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Ultrasound, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Received:2023-04-02 Revised:2023-04-22 Accepted:2023-04-22 Online:2023-06-30 Published:2023-04-27
  • Contact: Xinling Zhang, MD,


Artificial intelligence-based pelvic floor ultrasound helps the diagnosis, preoperative assessment, and postoperative monitoring of female pelvic floor dysfunction (FPFD). The application of artificial intelligence in pelvic floor ultrasound mainly includes automatic segmentation and measurement, the diagnosis of muscle injury, childbirth prediction and postoperational evaluation. It can not only overcome the problem of operator experience dependence but also improve work efficiency and simplify the workflow, which has popularized the application of pelvic floor ultrasound. However, most of the current research is still limited to the automatic segmentation of three-dimensional axial plane levator hiatus (LH). The automatic reconstruction, real-time tracking of 3D/4D images and the imaging navigation of pelvic floor surgery remain major challenges for researchers.

Key words: Pelvic floor ultrasound; Artificial intelligence; Female pelvic floor dysfunction