Static and Dynamic Pelvic Floor Protocols

Associate Professor Benjamin Henninger, M.D. (Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria) shares his protocols for pelvic floor MRI.1
Following the recently published recommendations of the ESUR and ESGAR Pelvic Floor Working Group2, imaging protocols have been developed for the static and dynamic imaging of the pelvic floor with MRI. The protocols consist of static and dynamic MRI sequences, where dynamic means imaging during straining, squeezing and during evacuation or defecation.
Based on an extensive literature review and analysis and of expert consensus, these proposed recommendations can be used as guidance for standardized MR imaging for pelvic floor dysfunction. Protocols have been developed for 1.5T MAGNETOM Avantofit using software version syngo MR E11.


PD Dr. Benjamin Henninger, M.D.3
Department of Radiology
Medical University of Innsbruck
Anichstraße 35
6020 Innsbruck

1The statements by Siemens’ Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Because there is no "typical" hospital or laboratory and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, samples mix, case mix, level of IT and/or automation adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

2El Sayed RF, Eur Radiol. 2016 Aug 3. DOI 0.1007/s00330-016-4471-7.

3Dr. Benjamin Henninger is employed by an institution that receives financial support from Siemens for collaborations.