Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) with Interleaved Technique: Initial Experience for a more Rapid Treatment of Uterine fibroids.
Bruno R, Dick A, Hananel, MD A, Briggs M, Holland G
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a more rapid MRgFUS technique using a manual interleaved MRgFUS (iMRgFUS) treatment of uterine fibroids. Methods: 33 iMRgFUS treatments were performed in 23/28 women. Treatments were manually divided into non-overlapping regions. The cooling time was decreased from 90 to 45 secondsResults: iMRgFUS permitted up to 127 versus 60 sonications in a 3-hour treatment resulting in treatments in 60% of the time. There were no serious adverse events with the iMRgFUS. 13/15 had marked relief and none of the patients have had alternative treatments.Discussion: iMRgFUS is a safe method for rapid treatment of fibroids.