Hysterosalpingosonography (HSSG) is a newer technique for the study of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes. Compared to classical hysterosalpingosonography, HSSG has the following advantages:
- It is a non-invasive technique: it does not use X-rays or iodinated contrast.
- It is faster and simpler.
- You get sharper and better quality images.
- It has no side effects.
Possible risks or side effects of hysterosalpingography include exposure to different doses of radiation, allergy to iodinated contrast dye, or abdominal pain during and after the test.
Read the full article on: Types of hysterosalpingography: advantages, risks, and limitations ( 46).
By Elisa Pérez Larrea M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Paula Fabra Roca M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/26/2021