MRI will not show the placement of mesh and neither can an X-Ray. However, one modality that can depict mesh is ultrasound. According to Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Division and Fellowship Director of Female Public Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, ultrasound is the only modality that allows her to not only detect mesh, but perform more precise mesh removal surgeries.
We had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Mueller about her experiences using our BK Ultrasound system to identify and properly treat women with mesh complications. The video interview below summarizes Dr. Mueller’s success using ultrasound, specifically the 3D cube from BK Ultrasound to complete these procedures. Dr. Mueller says about 20% of her patients visit her office with mesh complications.
Want to know more about how to use ultrasound for pelvic floor issues? Visit our pelvic floor application page for more information.