About the Scan - Hysterosalpingography

SMIL offers hysterosalpingography, an x-ray examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes that uses a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material. During a hysterosalpingogram, the uterus and fallopian tubes are filled with a contrast material and the SMIL radiologist is able to use fluoroscopy to view and assess their anatomy and function.

Hysterosalpingography is primarily used to examine women who have difficulty becoming pregnant by allowing the SMIL radiologist to evaluate the shape and structure of the uterus, the openness of the fallopian tubes, and any scarring within the uterine or abdominal cavity.

The exam is used to investigate repeated miscarriages that result from abnormalities in the uterus and to determine the presence and severity of the following abnormalities:

  • Tumor Masses
  • Adhesions
  • Uterine Fibroids

Hysterosalpingography is also used to evaluate the openness of the fallopian tubes, and to monitor the effects of tubal surgery, including:

  • Blockage of the fallopian tubes due to infection or scarring
  • Tubal litigation
  • The closure of the fallopian tubes in a sterilization procedure and a sterilization reversal
  • The re-opening of the fallopian tubes following a sterilization or disease-related blockage

Learn how to prepare for a hysterosalpingography exam in the preparations for a hysterosalpingography exam section.

Find more about hysterosalpingography exams in the benefits and risks of a hysterosalpingography exam section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.

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