Alison Deslandes

Alison Deslandes

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Alison is a PhD candidate at the Robinson Research Institute as part of the IMAGENDO project. Her PhD research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence as a self-learning tool for sonographers learning to perform transvaginal ultrasound. She completed a Master by Research at the University of South Australia in 2022.

Alison is a well-established clinical sonographer, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has key interests in scanning for endometriosis, 3D/4D ultrasound and the psychosocial aspects of obstetric ultrasound.

Alison is currently the President of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and has served on the ASUM board of Directors for the past 5 years. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and a peer reviewer for multiple journals. In 2022 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian Sonographers Association.

Alison is a PhD candidate at the Robinson Research Institute as part of the IMAGENDO project. Her PhD research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence as a self-learning tool for sonographers learning to perform transvaginal ultrasound for the diagnosis of endometriosis. She gained a Master by Research from the University of South Australia in 2022 which also focused on transvaginal ultrasound of the diagnosis of endometriosis.

Alison is a well-established clinical sonographer, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology with key interests complex gynaecology, 3D/4D ultrasound and the psychosocial aspects of obstetric ultrasound. She is a world-leading expert in the utility of transvaginal ultrasound for the diagnosis of endometriosis. As one of the few sonographers with this level of expertise, she has been invited to numerous international conference to speak on this topic including the World Congress of Endometriosis, ISUOG World Congress, the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction Congress and the WFUMB World Congress of Ultrasound. She is passionate about empowering other sonographers to gain confidence in scanning for endometriosis to help reduced diagnostic delays associated with this disease.

Alison is currently the President of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and has served on the ASUM board of Directors since 2018. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. In 2022 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian Sonographers Association.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Deslandes, A., Avery, J., Chen, H. T., Leonardi, M., Condous, G., & Hull, M. L. (2024). Artificial intelligence as a teaching tool for gynaecological ultrasound: A systematic search and scoping review. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 27(1), 5-11.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Avery, J. C., Deslandes, A., Freger, S. M., Leonardi, M., Lo, G., Carneiro, G., . . . Jenkins, M. (2024). Noninvasive diagnostic imaging for endometriosis part 1: a systematic review of recent developments in ultrasound, combination imaging, and artificial intelligence. Fertility and Sterility, 121(2), 164-188.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2024 Avery, J. C., Knox, S., Deslandes, A., Leonardi, M., Lo, G., Wang, H., . . . Jenkins, M. (2024). Noninvasive diagnostic imaging for endometriosis part 2: a systematic review of recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and computed tomography. Fertility and Sterility, 121(2), 189-211.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2024 Deslandes, A., Panuccio, C., Avery, J., Condous, G., Leonardi, M., Knox, S., . . . Hull, M. L. (2024). Are sonographers the future 'gold standard' in the diagnosis of endometriosis?. SONOGRAPHY, 1-9.
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    2023 Guscott, A., Deslandes, A., Parange, N., & Childs, J. (2023). Australasian sonographers' knowledge, awareness, and attitudes towards the international evidence‐based guidelines for the diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 26(1), 34-45.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Deslandes, A., Croft, A., & Panuccio, C. (2022). Three-dimensional gynaecological ultrasound part two: A pictorial essay. Sonography, 9(2), 73-82.
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    2022 Deslandes, A., Croft, A., & Panuccio, C. (2022). Three-dimensional gynaecological ultrasound, part one: How, when and why?. Sonography, 9(1), 7-15.
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    2022 Deslandes, A., Parange, N., Childs, J. T., Osborne, B., Panuccio, C., Croft, A., & Bezak, E. (2022). How long does a transvaginal ultrasound examination for endometriosis take in comparison to a routine transvaginal ultrasound examination?. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 25(1), 20-27.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC2
    2022 Deslandes, A., & Leonardi, M. (2022). The “Speckle Sign” Is of Limited Value to the Diagnosis of Deep Endometriosis by Transvaginal Ultrasound. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 41(3), 789-790.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Deslandes, A., Parange, N., Childs, J. T., Osborne, B., Hull, M. L., Panuccio, C., . . . Bezak, E. (2022). What is the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound for endometriosis mapping prior to surgery when performed by a sonographer within an outpatient women's imaging centre?. Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology, 67(3), 267-276.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    2021 Shakes, P., & Deslandes, A. (2021). The challenges for patients and sonographers when complex obstetric anomalies are identified. Sonography, 8(2), 65-70.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2020 Deslandes, A., Pannucio, C., Parasivam, S., Balogh, M., & Short, A. (2020). How to perform a gynaecological ultrasound in the paediatric or adolescent patient. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 23(1), 10-21.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC2
    2020 Deslandes, A., Parange, N., Childs, J. T., Osborne, B., & Bezak, E. (2020). Current Status of Transvaginal Ultrasound Accuracy in the Diagnosis of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Before Surgery. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 39(8), 1477-1490.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS16 Europe PMC7
    2013 Deslandes, A. (2013). Sonographic demonstration of stomach pathology: Reviewing the cases. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 16(4), 202-209.
    DOI Scopus4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2023 Deslandes, A., Avery, J., Condous, G., Chen, H., Leonardi, M., & Hull, M. L. (2023). Artificial Intelligence as a teaching tool for ultrasound in gynecology: a systematic scoping review. In ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Vol. 62 (pp. 300). WILEY.
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - ongoing External Supervisor Transvaginal Ultrasound for the diagnosis of endometriosis: Who is doing it and what’s stopping everyone else? University of South Australia Bachelor of Medical Radiation (honours) Honours Full Time Xinyu Yang
    2023 - ongoing External Supervisor Current practices and opinions of Australasian Sonographers in regards to the performance of transvaginal ultrasound in non-sexually active people University of South Australia Bachelor of Medical Radiation (honours) Honours Full Time Doyoun Kim
    2021 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Australasian sonographers’ knowledge, awareness, and attitudes towards the international evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome University of South Australia Bachelor of Medical Radiation (honours) Honours Full Time Alexandra Guscott
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing President Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Australia

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