Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35(01): 017-022
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636516
Review Article
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Updates on MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids

Divya Sridhar
1  Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York
Maureen P. Kohi
2  Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, California
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Publication Date:
05 April 2018 (online)


Magnetic-resonance–guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), also called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an effective, noninvasive uterine-preserving treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. As the use of this therapeutic modality is not yet widespread, it may remain unfamiliar to many interventional radiologists. The purpose of this review is to discuss MRgFUS, including technology, patient selection, technique, outcomes, complications, and recent data on fertility and comparative effectiveness.