The Role of Colour Doppler Imaging in the Diagnosis of Poly Cystic Ovarian . Syndrome

Colour Doppler Imaging in PCOS


  • Areeba Aslam University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, TheUniversity of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syyeda Khadija UniversityInstitute of Radiological sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, TheUniversity of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aneeqa Aslam Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sadia Shaukat Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Ayesha Irshad University Institute of Radiological sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, TheUniversity of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Swera Tariq University Institute of Radiological sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, TheUniversity of Lahore, Pakistan



PCOS, pulsatility index, resistivity index, vascularization index,


PCOS(Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a hormonal disorder that affects women during their reproductive years (18-30year ).It is a condition that affects ovulation and the ovaries.Many fluid-filled sacs develop inside the ovaries in PCOS.These are follicles,each of which contains an immature egg.The egg is never mature enough to cause ovulation to occur. Important alterations in ovarian vascularization at the level of introvarian arteries occur in PCOS patients. Objective: Is colour Doppler ultrasonography is helpful in evaluation of PCOS. Method: An electronic database search with data range from 1999-2021 was performed(Science Direct, Google Scholar, PubMed, Springer).28 articles were found.All studies fully available evaluating PCOS ondoppler ultrasound. Results: Performance of Doppler ultrasound diagnosis was evaluated. PCOS patients had decreased ovarian artery pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI), and SD ratios and increased uterine artery pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI), and SD ratios. Conclusion: It is concluded that lowest ovarian stromal resistance levels were found in the patients than the controls.


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How to Cite

Aslam, A. ., Khadija, S. ., Aslam, A. ., Shaukat, S. ., Irshad, A., & Tariq, S. (2022). The Role of Colour Doppler Imaging in the Diagnosis of Poly Cystic Ovarian . Syndrome: Colour Doppler Imaging in PCOS. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(2), 157–160.



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