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Research applications of ultrasonic imaging in reproductive biology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1564014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the short time that transrectal ultrasonic imaging of the reproductive tract has been used as a research tool, many discoveries have resulted, some of which would otherwise have escaped detection for many years. Ultrasonography provides a wide array of morphologic information without invading or disturbing the tissues. Examinations can be done repeatedly over many days, or a dynamic event (e.g., ovulation) can be monitored in its entirety by continuous observation (e.g., 30 min). Inclusion of ultrasonic examinations in experimental protocols affords the opportunity to associate changing morphology with hormonal and other functional changes. If experimental testing is expected to involve changing morphology, ultrasonic imaging should be considered. End points can be measured or ranked and therefore data can be statistically analyzed for conventional hypothesis testing. The research potential of this technology and its adaptability for computer-assisted assessment go far beyond simplistic determination of ovulation, luteal formation, and pregnancy diagnosis. It is the authors' opinion that ultrasonic imaging is a revolutionary advance in reproductive research that is destined to rival the impact of other technologic breakthroughs, including radioimmunoassay.
P G Griffin; O J Ginther
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal science     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0021-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Sci.     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-21     Completed Date:  1992-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003002     Medline TA:  J Anim Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Animals, Wild / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Corpus Luteum / ultrasonography
Fetal Death / ultrasonography,  veterinary
Genitalia, Female / ultrasonography*
Genitalia, Male / ultrasonography
Ovarian Follicle / ultrasonography
Research / methods*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / veterinary*
Uterus / ultrasonography

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