A hysterosalpingography is a type of x-ray that looks at a woman’s uterus (womb) and fallopian tubes. This type of x-ray uses a contrast material so that the uterus and fallopian tubes show up clearly on the x-ray images. The type of x-ray used is called a fluoroscopy, which creates a video image rather than a still picture.

Riester’s salpingograph is used in this process to check fertility. It allows an exact x-ray contrast image to be made of the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes and is used as a simple test for tubal patency.

Pertubation Hysterosalpingography – Technical Overview

Pertubation hysterosalpingography is used for contrast x-rays of the cervix, the cavum uteri and the fallopian tube lumen. After injection of an x-ray contrast media into the cervical canal, the x-ray will follow the contrast media filling the cervical canal and the cavum uteri first, followed by being discharged retrograde through the three tubes into the free abdominal cavity.

Contrast means recesses in the cervical canal or the cavum uteri are an indication for intra-cavitary or occupation of intra-cavitary spaces (by polyps, myoma, for instance). Congenital misshapes of the cervix (i.e. uterus subseptus) are particularly clear.

Filling the fallopian tubes allows assessment of the patency of the tubes, but may also be used for assessing important changes in the tube function, such as a variation in thickness, stenoses or sactosalpingual formations.

Pertubation is used for testing the tube patency. Connection of a manometer allows testing of the pressure required for pertubation. Normally, the cavum uteri will widen at a pressure of 40 - 60 mmHg. From a pressure of 70 mmHg, the distension media (liquid and gaseous) will penetrate into the tube lumen and into the abdominal cavity. Hysterosalpingography and pertubation have a therapeutic effect in sterility therapy. One quarter to one third of all cases show that conception is effected within 4 months after intervention.

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Benefit to the clinician

  • Manometer with range 0 to 200 mmHg displayed in graduations of 10 mmHg
  • High-quality fine mechanical finish with chrome-plated metal parts
  • Luminescent scale for visibility in dark
  • Pressure created with a 20 ml syringe via a Luer-lock connector
  • Three portio adapters (uterine closure cones) in small, medium and large sizes
  • Holding device for two uterus fixation forceps
  • Complete in impact-resistant case

Product details

Three portio adaptors (uterus sealing cone) in the following sizes small (base 16 mm ⌀), medium (base 24 mm ⌀), large (base 30 mm ⌀), height each 25 mm
Display range mmHg 0 - 200 mmHg in steps of 10 mmHg.
Operating conditions 10 °C to 40 °C
Relative humidity 85% (non-condensing)
Storage/ Transport temperature -20 °C to 70 °C
Storage/ Transport relative humidity 85% (non-condensing)

Ordering information


5250 EU salpingograph with syringe 20 ml, Luer-Lock


11210 EU Syringe 20 ml
11212 EU Catheter
11213 EU Uterus cone (small)
11214 EU Uterus cone (medium)
11215 EU Uterus cone (large)
11216 EU Center part
11217 EU Manometer for salpingograph
11790 EU Wooden case


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