3D ultrasound for improving female pelvic floor health

Monday 1 July 2024, 2:30 pm
PhD candidate
S. Das
prof. dr. ir. C.L. de Korte, prof. dr. C.H. van der Vaart
dr. ir. G.A.G.M. Hendriks

We have aimed towards improvement of women’s health, through our research. Most women suffer from childbirth related injuries in their pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms which include loss of support of these muscles, occur typically decades after the injury. Ultrasound (US) is commonly used to diagnose whether these muscles are damaged or not. But the US images do not show the extent of damage. Thus, we have developed a method to track and measure strain in the deforming muscle, to see how much of the muscle shows damage. This could help in choosing what kind of treatment would benefit the woman. Also, our method can be used to quantify if the muscle responds positively to treatment from before to after treatment, which is an improvement from the currently available qualitative assessment.

Shreya (1986) had obtained Bachelor in Electronics Engineering, from India, thereafter she worked as a Biomedical service engineer. Her Master in Biomedical Engineering, was obtained in 2017, from Martin Luther University of Halle‐Wittenberg, Germany. In 2018, she joined Medical UltraSound Imaging Center research group in Radboudumc, for her PhD. She works now as a System Integrator in Philips, Best.