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ST. LOUIS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every three hysterectomies performed are due to benign tumors (uterine fibroids).
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids now have local access to a revolutionary non-invasive outpatient procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging and focused ultrasound to destroy these tumors.
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By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women with fibroids, treatment with focused ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seems to relieve symptoms well, researchers report.
Johns Hopkins researchers have, for what is believed to be the first time, used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI), a technique that images the movement, or diffusion, of water molecules in tissues, to successfully determine the effectiveness of high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that line the uterine wall and can cause intense pain and bleeding.
How many women have ever heard of the procedure Condoleezza Rice underwent to remove uterine fibroids? Probably not many, although the minor surgical procedure, known as uterine fibroid embolization or uterine artery embolization, has been available in Florida for at least four years as an alternative to the more radical hysterectomy for the removal of the uterine growths.
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