March 17th, 2010

SIR: Focused Ultrasound for Fibroids Effective Long-Term

By Kelley Luckstein

A year after treatment, focused ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance remained an effective approach to patients with uterine fibroids, bringing long-lasting pain relief, researchers here said.

 

Only 8% of patients in a single-center trial needed to have a subsequent alternative procedure after 12 months, Gina K. Hesley, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting (SIR) here.

 

MedPage Today, by Kristina Fiore 3/15/2010

 

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Tags: Dr. Gina K. Hesley, Radiology, uterine fibroids

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