Focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is indeed a noninvasive treatment option that is opted for uterine fibroids because of noncancerous growths of the uterus. Focused ultrasound surgery which is also known as magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery or focused ultrasound ablation usually happens while an individual is inside an MRI scanner equipped with a high-energy ultrasound transducer.
The MRI images gives the doctor with the precise location of a uterine fibroid and the locations of nearby structures that should be avoided, such as the bowel and bladder. While the MRI monitors target the fibroid and surrounding structures, the ultrasound transducer delivers focused sound waves into the fibroid.
- Eases various bothersome symptoms that are associated with uterine fibroids, also including heavy menstrual bleeding and various pelvic pain and pressure
- Provides quite a noninvasive alternative to different surgical treatment of fibroids
- Typically allows a patient to have a rapid return to normal activities after the procedure gets completed
Before the procedure is carried out, here are some steps that need to be followed:
- Get an intravenous line placed in one of the veins in order to inject contrast material for MRI and also take medication for relaxation and pain
- Get earplugs because the internal part of the magnet produces repetitive tapping, thumping sounds and other noises
- Have special stockings to prevent blood clots put on your legs
- Have a urinary catheter inserted into the bladder to keep the bladder stable during the treatment and improve visibility of the uterus
Getting down such treatments can indeed be considered as a perfect solution for
finding out various problems related with one’s body.