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Women's Health

MRI- Guided Ultrasound Surgery

This treatment destroys uterine fibroids using high-intensity ultrasound. The health care provider uses an MRI scanner to see the fibroids, then directs ultrasound waves through the skin to destroy the fibroids. This option is usually recommended for women who have only a few large fibroids.

Scientists are still studying the long-term effects of this procedure. Current research shows that up to 25% of women who have MRI-guided ultrasound surgery need a second procedure after 1 year.

Because MRI-guided ultrasound surgery is a relatively new treatment option, your health care provider may not offer it or your health insurance company may not pay for it.

Reference: National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development