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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2023, 5(9); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2023.050920.

The advantages of focused ultrasound ablation for uterine fibroids and the use of MRI in management


Yue Wenjing, Ban Yunqing

Corresponding Author:
Yue Wenjing

Imaging Center, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 830011, China


Uterine fibroids are extremely prevalent in women of reproductive age, and it not only causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, but may also trigger a variety of reproductive diseases, which seriously affect patients' health. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a micro noninvasive procedure with the advantages of being noninvasive and preserving the uterus, providing a new option for women of reproductive age. However, HIFU has a high rate of long-term re intervention and carries a risk of recurrence, and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to effectively assess the efficacy and safety of HIFU ablation of uterine fibroids can be used for preoperative safety assessment and efficacy prediction, intraoperative monitoring, postoperative efficacy assessment, and postoperative re intervention and local recurrence. In this article, the recent progress of magnetic resonance in the treatment of uterine fibroids with HIFU is reviewed.


magnetic resonance imaging; Uterine fibroids; High intensity aggregation ultrasound

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Yue Wenjing, Ban Yunqing. The advantages of focused ultrasound ablation for uterine fibroids and the use of MRI in management. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 9: 122-128. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2023.050920.


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