Computer Vision News - May 2023

28 Best Oral ISBI 2023 diagnosis can often be challenging. The pouch of Douglas (POD) obliteration , one of its characteristic features, is typically detected using transvaginal gynecological ultrasound (TVUS) scans and MRI . “ These two modalities provide some distinct and complementary markers, so doctors get a better diagnosis using both, but patients are not usually able to access that,” Yuan tells us. “Even in Australia, where investment is at the top level in the world, it’s really hard to find doctors who can diagnose endometriosis using TVUS or MRI alone, let alone together. ” For TVUS, doctors can diagnose POD obliteration using the ‘sliding sign’ by mobilizing the patient’s uterus during the Yuan Zhang is a second-year PhD candidate from the University of Adelaide in Australia. She joins us fresh from winning the Best Oral Presentation award at last month’s International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE ISBI 2023) in Colombia to tell us more about her important work on endometriosis diagnosis. Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease affecting around one in nine women worldwide and can cause chronic pain, infertility, and other health problems for those who are affected. The condition occurs when endometrial-like tissue grows outside the uterus, and its B E S T ORAL I S B I 2 0 2 3 DISTILLINGMISSINGMODALITY KNOWLEDGE FROMULTRASOUND FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS DIAGNOSIS WITH MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES