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Prof Saim Yılmaz, MD
"After embolization, the follow up should be done with contrast MRI, not ultrasound"

How to interpret these MRI images?

On these contrast MRI pictures, live fibroids typically look grey-white similar to the normal uterine tissue. This is how they are before the embolization. After embolization, they become small and turn into dark-black while the unaffected normal uterine ​tissue still looks grey-white. This typical appearance proves that the fibroids are dead and the embolization is successful. Note that only the 6 months follow up MRIs are included in these examples. The dead fibroids continue to shrink further for about 5 years and turn into small remnants.

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