Dr. LeBlang shares why women with uterine fibroids are asked to have an MRI (magnetic resonance image).
The MRI scans are the best way we have of looking at anatomy, so not only does it help us identify how many fibroids you have and where they are located to determine what the best treatment option is for you, but many times we identify other pelvic pathologies that may coexist along with fibroids or may be responsible for your symptomatology instead of the fibroids.
So, although ultrasound is a very good screening exam, once pelvic pathology is identified, MRI is the best way we have at looking at the anatomy and characterizing the abnormalities in the pelvis.
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.