The MRI is the examination of choice for the study of the female pelvis. It also allows a dynamic morpho-functional study of pelvic statics, especially in the case of pelvic prolapse.
MRI is the modality of choice to analyze the female pelvis, for various benign (endometriosis, pelvic prolapse…) or malignant gynaecological pathologies (uterine cancer, cervix cancer, ovarian cancer…), combining high spatial resolution for a detailed anatomical study and good contrast resolution. In endometriosis, MRI is a good complement to ultrasound and allows accurate lesion-mapping (endometrioma, adenomyosis, peritoneal implants…). In pelvic prolapse, dynamic MRI (Defeco MRI) allows the visualization of the different pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, rectum…) and detects prolapses, especially with dynamic in-real-time manoeuvres.
Doctor Aïna Venkatasamy is a radiologist and co-director of the IHU Strasbourg’s Medical Imaging Facility (GIE) alongside Professor Gallix. Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Molecular Biology (Ph.D.). she has worked at the Strasbourg University Hospital, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the Universitätsklinikum Freiburg in Germany. She specializes in head and neck (ENT), body and oncology imaging.
Benoît Gallix is a radiologist and a Professor of Medicine in France and Canada. Prior to joining the IHU Strasbourg, Benoît Gallix served as Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging, Hospital Saint-Eloi, at the Montpellier University Hospital in France (2008-2013) and Chief of the Imaging Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2013-2019). At McGill, he created a research laboratory focused on Automatic Quantification of Tumor Morphology using artificial intelligence (Machine Learning) and also developed an Oncology Network of different University Hospitals in Montreal for artificial intelligence.
Doctor Dominique Charneau is a radiologist, with 30 years of experience in radiology, especially in abdominal imaging.