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Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Treatment of Uterine Fibroid

John KF Chan

Keywords : Focused ultrasound,MRI,uterine fibroids

Citation Information : Chan JK. Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Treatment of Uterine Fibroid. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 4 (2):157-161.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1137

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a new treatment modality in treating uterine fibroid. It is noninvasive and can be done as out-patient procedure. It is the least invasive treatment option other than medical treatment. Early reports have demonstrated feasibility and safety. It is efficacious in symptom improve and fibroid volume reduction. This article reviews the principle, patient selection and treatment. Results from early trial and our center are summarized.


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