To explain algorithm of uterine fibroid (UF) diagnostic assessment and follow-up management after embolization. To illustrate diversity of MRI characteristics of uterine fibroids. To demonstrate pictorial examples of UF before and after embolization emphasizing what should be reported.
Uterine fibroids (UF),
also referred to as myomas or leiomyomas,
are the most common benign tumors of female pelvis that occur in 20-30% of women in reproductive age .
UF may be single or multiple,
variable in size.
These tumors are composed of smooth muscle cells with variable amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They are typically asymptomatic but when presented with symptoms (20-50 %) like abnormal uterine bleeding (menometrorrhagia),
pelvic pain or pressureon adjacent organs they may be...
Findings and procedure details
Pelvic MRI is a method of choice for confirmation and characterization of uterine fibroids. MRI protocol varies among institutions,
mostly in terms of the plane selection,
required sequences are T2WI in three planes,
T1WI with and without fat saturation and dynamic postcontrast T1WI sequences.Diffusion sequences (DWI and ADC) are also acquired but of lesser significance in diagnosis of leiomyomas. In this educational exhibit we will try to accentuate what is important for diagnostic...
During the past two decades UFE has emerged as a safe and effective treatment option for uterine fibroids (UFs). MRI provides information that both gynaecologist and interventional radiologist need to make the right decision in UF management,
helps them to determine who is an appropriate candidate for UFE,detects coexistent pelvic pathology and monitors postprocedural success.
MD Radiology resident Department of diagnostic and interventional radiology UHC Sisters of Mercy (KBC Sestre milosrdnice) Vinogradska cesta 29 Zagreb 10000 Croatia E-mail: email@example.com
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