In the Media
Ultrasound method to detect endometriosis (September 23, 2010)
Sydney Morning Herald
The introduction of an ultrasound technique could improve the detection of endometriosis, a painful cervical condition affecting one in 10 Australian women, experts say. Sonovaginography (SVG), the use of which is being developed by a Sydney gynaecologist, Associate Professor George Condous, uses sound waves during a pelvic scan to pick up bowl endometriosis, which can cause severe pain and contribute to infertility in about 30 per cent of cases. It has previously been possible to diagnose the condition only through keyhole surgery under general anaesthetic.
Terminated pregnancies 'may have been viable' (December 29, 2012)
MISDIAGNOSIS of early miscarriage may be leading doctors to inadvertently terminating healthy pregnancies, ultrasound experts have warned.
Many women who have a miscarriage then have a curette, a medical procedure to remove the pregnancy remains. But emerging research indicates that as many as one in 200 pregnancies thought to have miscarried may actually have been viable. Associate professor at the University of Sydney, George Condous, said more conservative guidelines might be needed to ensure women are not effectively aborting a fetus by mistake.
Breakthrough test to predict miscarriage
Channel 7 National News featured this test to predict miscarriage. Data from more than 400 women at Nepean Hospital was used to develop a new model to predict miscarriage. In this study, the rate of miscarriage in women who had had a viable pregnancy confirmed on early first trimester ultrasound was subsequently 7%. This rate of miscarriage is lower than the overall first trimester miscarriage rate, which is quoted to be as high as 20 – 25% of clinical pregnancies.
George Condous discusses HDVI™, a technology that enhances clarity and contrast of 3D images
George Condous discusses HDVI™, a technology that enhances clarity and contrast of 3D images. Besides the conventional applications of 3D ultrasound in diagnosis of uterine abnormalities, 3D with HDVI™ has applications in evaluating pregnancies of unknown locations or early pregnancies and performing volume acquisitions for uteri of women undergoing hysterectomy. Condous also shares about his positive clinical experience using Samsung Medison’s V20 system for real-time uterine acquisition, nuchal transluceny evaluation, fetal abnormalities, and 3rd trimester growth.