Multimodality imaging of the Essure tubal occlusion device

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The Essure device is a permanent birth-control device, which is gaining popularity. The micro-inserts are composed of metallic elements that can be seen on radiography, computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Knowledge of the normal location and appearance of the Essure device will ensure appropriate patient care. The purpose of this review is to describe the Essure tubal occlusion device and illustrate its normal and abnormal appearance using various imaging methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e112-e117
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012


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