The utility of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the follow-up of patients who have undergone uterine artery embolization (UAE) for leiomyomas is controversial. The present study was undertaken to determine how follow-up MR imaging affects interventional radiologists' (i) anticipated percentage of tumor necrosis, (ii) projected treatment plans, and (iii) confidence in treatment plans. Interventional radiologists completed questionnaires before and after reviewing MR images of patients treated with UAE to determine how imaging altered projected treatment plans. Follow-up MR imaging was found to significantly alter projected treatment plans, primarily as they relate to follow-up imaging; therefore, follow-up MR imaging should be considered for all patients after UAE.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine