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Magn Reson Med Sci. 2019 Jan 10;18(1):82-87. doi: 10.2463/mrms.tn.2017-0103. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound for Uterine Fibroids: A Preliminary Study of Relationship between the Treatment Outcomes and Factors of MR Images Including Elastography.

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1
Department of Radiology, University of Yamanashi.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Yamanashi.
3
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Saitama International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University.

Abstract

We evaluated the value of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for the prediction of response to magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for uterine fibroids. Eleven patients were enrolled. A fractional change of >30% in Symptoms Severity Score (SSS) was defined as a 'substantial symptomatic improvement' at 12 months after treatment. The fractional stiffness value reduction in the patients with a substantial improvement in SSS was significantly higher than that in those without (P = 0.0446).

KEYWORDS:

Symptoms Severity Score; magnetic resonance elastography; magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound; stiffness; uterine fibroid

PMID:
29343660
PMCID:
PMC6326767
DOI:
10.2463/mrms.tn.2017-0103
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