"We are the centre with highest IUI pregnancy rates and have more than 8000 IUI pregnancies at our credit."

Dr. Sonal Panchal

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Dr. Sonal Panchal

Dr. Sonal passed her MBBS in 1983 and did her postgraduation in Radiology and Imaging. She finished her MD in 1987. She did all both MBBS and MD from V.S. Hospital and N.H.L. Municipal Medical college, Ahmedabad. She has also done a diploma in Hospital administration in 1995 from Institute of healthcare administration, Chennai. She worked as a consultant Radiologist at Mehta Hospital, Ahmedabad for one year and then had to shift to a rural hospital, Sant Shree Shamalabapa Hospital, Rupavati, in Bhavnagar District of Gujarat as a consultant radiologist for six years. She also worked at Karnavati Hospital, Ahmedabad for a short period of six months as a consultant Radiologist, before she stepped into an academic career. She joined M.P.Shah Cancer hospital, Ahmedabad as a junior lecturer and was promoted as an Assistant Professor. She worked there for three years. She then joined Dr. Nagori’s Institute for Infertility and IVF in August 1999, at the same time when it was established. She is also an academician at heart and with Dr. Nagori’s support and guidance has achieved great heights in the field of ultrasound in infertility and 3D-4D ultrasound. She is a pioneer for application of Doppler and 3D-4D in infertility. She was amongst the first few people in India who mastered in 3D-4D ultrasound. She has also been a very popular faculty and teacher and has so far delivered more than 250 lectures at various state, national and international platforms

She conducts regular training programs on Doppler in Infertility, Volume ultrasound in Infertility, Obstetric ultrasound and volume ultrasound.

Conducting monthly hands on training programs at our own Center : Ultrasound in Gyneac and Infertility and US and Doppler in in Obstetrics and gynecology(A FOGSI Recognized Centre for Ultrasound and Infertility Training) and twice a year training programs on fetal echocardiography and 3D-4D training programs.

Special trainings:

  • Basic training of ultrasonography from Nanavati Hospital, Bombay in 1988
  • Training in echocardiography from Bombay Hospital, Bombay in 1991
  • Training in 3D-4D USG from Prof. Kratochwil, at Vienna, Austria in 2001, October.
  • Training in fetal Echocardiography from Prof. Rabih Chaoui, at Berlin, Germany, in 2005, June
  • Training in fetal echocardiography by STIC technology from Prof. Rabih Chaoui, at Banglore in 2005, August
  • Training in 3D – 4D USG applications in Breast and Abdomen in 2005, November, from Prof. Weissman, of Salzburg, Austria, at Coimbatore.
  • Training in volume USG in Urogyneacology at Bombay, by Prof. Yang from Taiwan
  • Training in Sonomamography by Prof. Weissman of Salzburg, Austria, July 2008
  • FMF certificate for 11-14 wks and 18-23 wks scan.

Paper Presentation:researches:

State Level:

  • SOGOG 2003, Ahmedabad – Role of 4D USG in ovulation monitoring
  • SOGOG 2004, Gandhidham – Mid luteal indices as implantation markers

National level :

  • National congress of Radiology and Imaging 1986, Jaipur – Our early experiences with ERCP
  • Annual congress of Indian society of artificial reproduction ( ISAR), 2004, Bombay – Role of colour Doppler and 4D USG for better pregnancy rate( study of 100 cases)
  • Annual congress of ISAR 2005, Bombay, Prediction of pregnancy by colour Doppler and 3D PD midluteal indices –best paper prize.
  • Annual congress of ISAR 2006, Comparision of colour Doppler indices by different stimulation protocols in conception cycles
  • Annual Congress of ISAR 2007,Chandigadh- 3D and 3DPD parameters for normal, PCO and low reserve ovaries.
  • Annual Congress of ISAR 2008, Bhuvaneshwar – Ultrasound assessment of ovarian reserve.
  • ISAR 2009, Pune, Visualization of cumulus to improve pregnancy rates in IUI cycles
  • ISAR 2010, Kochin, Poster: Study of vascular pattern of various endometrial lesions by doppler

International Conferences:

  • International congress on Infertility, Bombay 2003, November – Role of colour Doppler for improving pregnancy rates Study of 150 cases.
  • Annual Congress of International Society of ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gyneacology (ISUOG) 2006, London 3rd to 7th September 2006, Can 3D PD be a better tool for Pre HCG evaluation of follicle and endometrium.
  • Annual Congress of International Society of ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gyneacology (ISUOG) 2008, Chicago August 2008 – 3D & 3D PD assessment of polycystic ovaries & correlation of these parameters to 2D CD parameters(Study of 125 patients)
  • IFFS 2010, Munich , Assessing correlation between ovarian & stromal volumes and fasting & postprandial insulin levels in PCOS patients
  • ISUOG 2011: Oral communication: Comparision of AFC and AMH for assessment of ovarian reserve, Los Angeles, US September 2011

Contributions in textbooks:

  • USG in Male Infertility : Practical Approach to Infertility Management, Edited by Dr. Bansal.
  • Fetal Echocardiography: Principles and Practices of Obstetrics and Gynecology for postgraduates, Third edition – FOGSI Publication
  • 3D & 4D USG in obstetrics and Gynecology: Principles and Practices of Obstetrics and Gynecology for postgraduates, Third edition – FOGSI Publication
  • 3D-4D in first trimester, Text book of ultrasound in OBS Gyn and Infertility, AOFOG Publication, Jaypee publication.- in print
  • Fetal echocardiography: Prenatal diagnosis, Donald school’s Practical obstetric survival manual, Jaypee publication
  • Follicular Monitoring : Donald School text book of transvaginal ultrasound, 2 nd edition, Editors : Asim Kurjak, Jose Bajo Arenas, Jaypee publication
  • Baseline scan and ultrasound diagnosis of PCOS : Donald School text book of transvaginal ultrasound, 2 nd edition, Editors : Asim Kurjak, Jose Bajo Arenas, Jaypee publication
  • Transvaginal ultrasound and Doppler in Infertility in Principles and Practice of assisted reproductive technology, Pharmaceutical edition 2014, Edited by Kamini Rao, Howard Carp, Robert Fischer. Jaypee publication.: 404-34.
  • Co-authored and published a book with Dr. C.B.Nagori titled ‘Handbook of infertility and Ultrasound for Practising Gynecologist’ ( 14000+ copies in circulation).
  • Co-editor and contributed in ‘Ultrasound in Subfertility-Routine applications and diagnostic challenges’. with Dr. K.Jayaprakasan. Jaypee publications.
  • Co-editor and contributor – Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology- FOGSI Publication-Jaypee Publishers
  • Authored ‘Ultrasound in Infertility and Gynecology: Text and Atlas’, Jaypee Publication
  • Co-authored and published a book with Dr.C.B.Nagori titled ‘Handbook of infertility and Ultrasound for Practising Gynecologist’, Jaypee Publication. (second edition)
  • Panchal S, Nagori C. Imaging modalities for assessment of uterine abnormalities. Mastering the techniques in Hysteroscopy. Eds: Osama Shawki, Sushma Deshmukh, Luis Alonso Pacheco. Jaypee, The health Science publisher. New Delhi/London/Panama. Page 85-101.
  • Comparison of AFC and AMH as markers of ovarian reserve. Current concepts in obstetrics, gynecology and Infertility update 2017, page 279-284
  • Ultrasound in polycystic ovarian syndrome, in Decoding polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) , edited by Kanthi Bansal, Pooja Sharma Dimri, Apoorva Pallam reddy. Jaypee brothers medical publishers (p) Ltd. New Delhi.
  • Edited and Contributed in Ultrasound in congenital fetal anomalies, Jaypee publications. Contributions in this book:
    • Normal and abnormal embryo
    • Normal fetal anatomy in 2 nd trimester
    • Abnormalities of placenta and umbilical cord.
    • Gastrointestinal tract anomalies and anterior abdominal wall defects
    • Skeletal dysplasias and abnormalities of musculoskeletal system
    • Fetal hydrops
  • Overview of the role of ultrasound in the management of diabetes pregnancy. Co-author with prof. Asim Kurjak, in Donald school textbook on Diabetes in pregnancy.
  • Fetal behavior in normal pregnancy and diabetic pregnancy- how do they compare, in Donald school textbook on Diabetes in pregnancy.
  • Functional study of KANET test and 4D Sonography, co-authored with Prof. Asim Kurjak, in 3D ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2 nd Edition, edited by E. Merz, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publication
  • Co-author in Donald School textbook of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4 th Edition, Edited by Asim Kurjak and Frank Chervenak, Published by Jaypee publications:
    • Sonographic imaging in infertility
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Two dimensionalmand three dimensional saline infusionography and hysteron-contrast salpingography
    • Guided procedures using transvaginal sonography
    • Ultrasound in Post-menopause
  • 3D 4D scans in obstetrics and Gynecology. FOGSI FOCUS “NEWER TECHNOLOGIES IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY” 2017,
  • Edited and contributed in Ultrasound for Congenital fetal anomalies, by Jaypee medical publishers. 2017
  • Contributions in Ultrasound for Congenital fetal anomalies, by Jaypee medical publishers
    • Co-authored- Normal and abnormal embryo
    • Co-authored – Normal fetal anatomy in 2 nd trimester
    • Gastrointestinal tract anomalies and anterior abdominal wall defects.
    • Skeletal dysplasias and abnormalities of musculoskeletal system
    • Abnormalities of placenta and umbilical cord.
    • Co-authored fetal hydrops
  • Co-Edited Donald school textbook of Human Reproduction with Prof Sanja Kupesic, Jaypee publication First Edition 2018
  • Contributions in Donald school textbook of Human Reproduction, Jaypee publication:
    • Tubal evaluation
    • Pre-IVF evaluation of the couple
    • Uterine anomalies- co-authored with Prof. Sanja Kupesic
    • Co-authored Ovulation –Physiology, endocrinal control and tests to detect ovulation- and causes of anovulation-Chaitanya Nagori, Sonal Panchal
    • Hormonal assessments in an infertile female. Sonal Panchal , Chaitanya Nagori
    • Assessing ovarian reserve. Sonal Panchal, Chaitanya Nagori
    • Complications of ovulation induction- Chaitanya Nagori, Sonal Panchal
  • Imaging in Ovulation Induction in beyond ovulation Induction, 2 nd edition, edited by Sunita Tandulwarkar.
  • Step by Step Fetal echocardiography within anomaly scan at middle of gestation, Donald school Book of fetal echocardiography: edited by Milan Stanojevic.
  • Second edition of Ultrasound in Subfertility – routine applications and diagnostic challenges- co-edited with Dr.Jayaprakasan.
  • Assessment of tubes and tubal pathologies in Tips and Tricks of Ultrasound in Gynaecology”commissioned by Cambridge publishers, Cambridge
  • In Obstetrics and gynecological ultrasound for beginners. Eds: Archana Baser, Hema dhingra, ALka Zaidi, Varsha Mahajan. Jaypee medical publishers, 2018, Jan
  • In Press- second edition of Ultrasound in infertility and Gynecology. Sonal Panchal, Chaitanya Nagori

Publications in Journal :

  • 3D & 3D PD assessment of Pre HCG follicle &endometrium – Ian Donald school Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology edited by Prof. Kurjak & Prof. Chervenak- Vol 2, No 2.
  • Pre-hCG 3D and 3D power Doppler assessment of the follicle for improving pregnancy rates in intrauterine insemination cycles- Journal of Human reproductive sciences Vol 2 Issue 2 Jul-Dec 2009.; 62-67.
  • Role of 3D and 3D power Doppler to access endometrial receptivity in IUI cycles; International journal of Infertility and fetal medicine volume 1, Number 1 2010.
  • 3D and 4D US for congenital defects; Panchal S, Nagori C, Donald school journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010;4(4): 349-360.
  • Baseline scan and ultrasound diagnosis of PCOS: Panchal S, Nagori C. Donald School journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012; 6(3):290-299.
  • Follicular monitoring: Panchal S, Nagori C. Donald School journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012; 6(3):300-312.
  • Endometrial regeneration using autologous adult stem cells followed by conception by in –vitro fertilization in a patient of severe Asherman’s syndrome. JHRS 2011, vol 4(1): 43-48
  • Nagori C, Panchal S. Endometrial Vascularity: Its Relation to Implantation Rates International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine 2012, Vol. 3, No.2 : 48-50
  • Comparison of anti-mullerian hormone and antral follicle count for assessment of ovarian reserve: Dr. Sonal Panchal, Dr. C.B.Nagori. JHRS 2012;5(3):274-278.
  • Imaging techniques for assessment of tubal status: Dr. Sonal Panchal, Dr. C.B.Nagori. JHRS 2014;7(1):2-12.
  • Panchal S, Nagori CB. Correlation of Ovarian and Stromal Volumes to Fasting and Postprandial Insulin Levels in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Patients. Int J Infertil Fetal Med 2014;5(1):12-14.
  • Panchal S, Nagori CB. Ultrasound in Infertility: DSJOUG 2015, (Jan- March): 9(1): 100-110.
  • Instrument review – Voluson E 10 Radiance- a volume ultrasound scanner- a scanner with a difference, Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dec 2015, vol. 65(6): 426-428.
  • Sonal Panchal, Chaitanya Nagori. Ultrasound based decision making on stimulation protocol for superovulated IUI cycles. IJIFM Jan-April 2016, 7(1): 7-13
  • Panchal S, Nagori CB. Ultrasound Based decision making on stimulation protocol in IVF. DSJUOG, 2016 (July-Sept) 10 (3): 330-337.
  • Panchal S, Nagori C. Sonoendocrinology and monitoring assisted reproduction technology. DSJUOG, 2016; (October-December); 10(4): 376-386.
  • Toshiyuki Hata, Sonal Panchal, Radu Vlădăreanu, Costin Berceanu, Mihaela Bot, Simona Vladareanu. Slide section, Advances in fetal neuroimaging.DSJUOG , 2017, volume 11, issue 3 :233-258.

Independently conducted workshops:

  • Workshop on Doppler in IUGR and chromosomal scan, Bharuch. April 2005, – lectures and live demonstration
  • Workshop on Doppler in IUGR and gyneac and obsteric USG ,Trivendrum, December 2005 – Lectures and live demonstration
  • Obstetric USG workshop, Indore, 2005 June – Lecture and live demonstration of obstetric USG and fetal echocardiography
  • Training program for infertility and fetal medicine fellows at Banglore assisted conception centre : whole day training April 2009
  • Training program for infertility fellows at Banglore : whole day training June 2010
  • Kenya Obstetric and Gynec society Annual congress 2011; Nakuru, Kenya, February 2011: Ultrasound workshop, Hands on training for obstetric scans
  • Innovation 2011: Imaging in OBGY: ‘Live Demo Basics of Trans Vaginal Scan’, Sangli, March 2011.
  • Innovation 2011: Imaging in OBGY: ‘Live Demo of Sonohysterosalpingography’, Sangli, March 2011.
  • Ultrasound work shop: Basics of TVS, Ultrasound of Uterus and adnexa, follicular monitoring and baseline scan for infertility, Cochin, September 2011.

And many more, since then done regularly at Dr. Nagori Institute, Ahmedabad and several cities in India .

Faculty for advanced training programs:

  • Training on 3D, 4D USG in Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Lucknow 2006 – lectures and live demonstration on gyneac and infertility cases.
  • Training on colour Doppler and volume USG in gyneacology and Infertility , June 2006, Hyderabad – lectures and live demonstrations
  • Training program on 3D, 4D in obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006, August, Guwahati, Assam – lectures and live demonstration
  • Training Program for 3D-4D USG, Mediscan Systems, May 2007, Role of VI, FI and VFI in Infertility
  • 3D 4D training program, Delhi, April 2010,: 3D, 4D in Gynecology
  • 3D 4D training program, Delhi, April 2010,:work up on gyneac cases on 4D view.
  • Indian school of 3D-4D ultrasonography(ISUS): Chennai, May 2010: Volume ultrasound in Gynecology and IVF applications : co faculty with Dr. Nick Rainne Fenning
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: How volume technology can help increase IVF IVF success rate: our personal studies
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: Ectopic pregnancy and role of 3D US
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: Volume ultrasound used in interventional procedures
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: work up on gynecological cases with 4D view
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: Diagnosis and staging of gyneac malignancies
  • ISUS Chennai, May 2010: Working on 4D view volume
  • AND MANY MORE STILL DOING REGULARLY

Conducting training programs regularly, at our own Center: Ultrasound in Gyneac and Infertility and US and Doppler in in Obstetrics and gynecology(A FOGSI Recognized Centre for Ultrasound and Infertility Training) and twice a year training programs on fetal echocardiography and 3D-4D training programs.

Special achievements:

  • Best paper award for Assessing correlation between ovarian & stromal volumes and fasting & postprandial insulin levels in PCOS patients : paper presented at ISUOG 2008, Chicago, co-authored with Dr. C.B.Nagori.
  • Diploma of Appreciation from Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound, 2015, for training maximum number of fellowship students.