Dr. LeBlang shares if it is safe for pregnant women with fibroids to undergo Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound.
As of today, the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure is not intended to be used in patients that are currently pregnant or want to get pregnant. There have been very good studies done in Europe that show its promise to use MR guided Focused Ultrasound in women who are infertile and want to become pregnant, and hopefully the FDA will approve the trials to start in the United States very soon.
About Dr. LeBlang, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne LeBlang, M.D., specializes in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) applications. She is an American trained and Board Certified radiologist with an added certification in neuroradiology. Dr. LeBlang performed the first FDA-approved MRgFUS (Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound) case in the U.S., the only non-invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids, and has, as a single operator, done the most procedures in the country to date. She has extensive experience in treating fibroids including working with very complex fibroid cases.