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Gac Med Mex. 2011 Jul-Aug;147(4):333-41.

[Principles and technique of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) in the treatment of uterine fibroids].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Resonancia Magnética, Fundación Clínica Médica Sur, México.

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are a significant source of morbidity for women of reproductive age, and can result in substantial symptoms affecting their quality of life. Definitive treatment has traditionally been a myomectomy, but increasingly women are not prepared to undergo such an invasive procedure for a benign and usually self-limiting condition. Focused ultrasound ablation is one of the least invasive treatment options outside medical therapy and does not require an anesthetic.Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) ablation combines therapy delivered by an ultrasound transducer with imaging guidance for therapy and thermal feedback provided by magnetic resonance imaging. This paper provides an overview of the MRgFUS technique, including a brief description of the treatment system, guidelines for selection of patients and follow-up, and a comparison with other treatment techniques.

PMID:
21894231
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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