Dr. LeBlang explains the disadvantages that are associated with MR guided focused ultrasound.
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What disadvantages are associated with Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided focus ultrasound? Right now, the main disadvantage of the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure is that we don’t kill 100% of the tumor in every case. We try to kill as much as we can, and it depends on the fibroid location and the patient’s symptoms during the procedure itself. What the most recent research has found is that if we can kill at least 60% of the fibroid, the patients do much better than if we kill less than 60% of the fibroid. So we try to kill as much of the fibroid as possible during the procedure.