MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

Liufu V, Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32012000607
Authors' recomendations: The studies included for assessment in this Prioritising Summary update support the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) in the treatment of uterine fibroids, in terms of fibroid-related symptom improvement after treatment. The incidence of serious adverse events after MRgFUS is low and appears to decrease with increasing physician experience. In addition, MRgFUS is likely to be cost-effective among various treatment options. However, the fact that from 10-37 per cent of patients seek treatment alternatives after MRgFUS indicates the need for further research on this technology.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Leiomyoma
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional
  • Ultrasonic Therapy
  • Uterine Neoplasms
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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