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. This project is a critical first step towards the evaluation of the imaging technique for providing the required measurements. This project focuses on analyzing the obtained ultrasound images from POP patients to predict the right pessary for successful fit. The goal of Cosm Medical is to build a Canadian medical device company with a global reach to improve the lives of 1 million women by 2026.

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Wenyao XIA
Faculty Supervisor: 
Elvis CS CHEN
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Ontario
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