Effect of Postprocedural Pelvic MR Imaging on Medical Decision-making in Women who Have Undergone Uterine Artery Embolization

Howard B. Chrisman, Shankar Rajeswaran*, Sabeen Dhand, Paul Nikolaidis, Benito Corpuz, Robert L. Vogelzang, Reed A. Omary

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-980
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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