MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound in Fibroid Treatment - Results of the 4th Radiological-Gynecological Expert Meeting

Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2019 Jul;79(7):693-696. doi: 10.1055/a-0893-4752. Epub 2019 May 28.


Magnetic Resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS; Syn.: HIFU = high intensity focused ultrasound) is a safe and effective thermoablative technique to treat fibroid-related symptoms. The evidence is limited due to a lack of randomized trials. The indication for treatment by MRgFUS are symptomatic uterine fibroids. This consensus paper covers criteria to measure success, contraindications, side effects and complications of MRgFUS treatment. The role of MRgFUS in the setting of family planning is part of this publication.

Keywords: HIFU; MR-guided focused ultrasound; leiomyoma; uterus.