Dr. LeBlang explains if the Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound for uterine fibroids is a common, out-patient procedure.
Right now in the United States, there are probably 10 to 15 centers that are performing the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure for uterine fibroids. To date, since FDA approval in October 2004, over 4000 cases have been done worldwide.
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.