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Author(s): Cristina Saleme
Thuane Roza
Teresa Mascarenhas
Joana Loureiro
Marco Paulo Lages Parente
Renato Manuel Natal Jorge
Marcos Pinotti
Agnaldo Filho
João Manuel Ribeiro da Silva Tavares
Title: Comparative study of pelvic floor displacement in a woman with stress urinary incontinence using finite element method and magnetic resonance imaging
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: MRI has been used in the diagnostic evaluation of the pelvic floor dysfunctions. Static images show their morphology while dynamic images show the functional changes that occur on straining and contraction of the levator ani. With dynamic images, displacement of organs and pelvic floor muscles can be computed in three planes (axial, sagital and coronal) [1]. The purpose of this study is to compare pelvic floor muscle (PFM) displacement of a woman with stress urinary incontinence, produced during a voluntary PFM contraction, using magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) and the contraction activation methodology using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
Subject: Engenharia mecânica, Engenharia mecânica
Mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
Source: ICS 2009 - 39th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS)
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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