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What is Focused Ultrasound
Am I a Good Candidate?
What to Expect with Treatment
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Am I a Good Candidate?

To be considered for focused ultrasound, a woman must be negative for each of the following factors. Additional medical criteria should be determined by a physician:

  • Any reason to avoid MRI, weight more than 250 pounds, unable to lie on your stomach
  • Surgical scar, clips, or IUD in the path of the ultrasound waves
  • Abnormal PAP smear within 1 year, acute pelvic infection, uterine cancer, post-menopausal
  • Pregnant or desiring to become pregnant (this factor is under review, with reversal expected)
  • Uterus larger than a 6 month pregnancy, severe anemia.

The next step requires evaluation of the fibroids – whether their number, size, calcification, and location make MRgFUS a treatment of choice. If MRgFUS is not for you, an alternative treatment will be recommended. These include hysterectomy, myomectomy, uterine artery embolization (UAE), and hormone therapy.