Deep learning segmentation of anatomical structures in three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound images of the female pelvic floor

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) result in urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), loss of support for the pelvic organs. While not commonly known, POP affects upwards of 50% of females. The common non-surgical treatment is to use intravaginal inserts, known as pessaries, to hold up the pelvic organs. The correct pessary is found using a trial-and-error method currently. Thus, there is a need to improve the pessary fitting process.

Three dimensional (3D) ultrasound image analysis of the female pelvic floor

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the descent of the pelvic organs into the vaginal canal, affecting up to 50% of the female population. Pessaries are intravaginal medical devices used to alleviate the symptoms of prolapse. However, pessaries are fit through trial and error and finding the right fit is not guaranteed for all patients. Cosm Medical aims to develop custom pessaries to overcome these challenges. The process of developing custom pessaries involves a novel ultrasound imaging technique to provide quantitative measurements of the vaginal canal.