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Abstract #1551

Multiparametric MRI Characterization of Funaki sub-types of Uterine Fibroids Considered for MRI-guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) Therapy

Sajan Andrews 1 , Qing Yuan 1 , April Bailey 1 , Naira Muradyan 2 , Robert Staruch 1,3 , Rajiv Chopra 1,4 , and Ivan Pedrosa 1,4

1 Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States, 2 iCAD Inc, Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, 3 Philips Research, Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States, 4 Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

The purpose of this study was to correlate multiparametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data on symptomatic uterine fibroids being considered for MRgHIFU ablation with fibroid characterization based on the Funaki Classification scheme. We found significant differences in the pharmacokinetic and diffusion weighted imaging characteristics among the three traditionally reported fibroid types which may allow better selection of patients for MR-HIFU and other available therapeutic options.

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