Radiologists perform a uterine artery embolization to cut the blood supply to uterine fibroid growths in a woman's uterus.
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Dr. Lisa M Masterson: I think we have an animation here that we can show you what the Uterine Artery Embolization is like. Those little things in the uterus are the fibroids and basically the catheter has -- put these inert materials into the vessels that shuts off the vascular supply to your fibroid. Dr. Travis: The same idea, the same way cancers grow, fibroid grow, that the blood supply gets to be too great and they just continue to grow. Dr. Lisa M Masterson: Exactly. They are very vascular. Dr. Travis: Interesting figuring.