MRgFUS stands for Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound. MRgFUS produces heat energy to cause cell death in fibroids. This minimally-invasive technique uses a MRI thermal imaging system to continuously measure temperature changes inside the body, guiding the treatment.

MRgFUS treatment needs to be planned very carefully to avoid skin burns, bone or nerve damage, or thermal injury to bowels. Fibroids too close to the skin, spine or bowels are not suitable. Multiple fibroids and large fibroids are usually not suitable due to long procedure time.

The procedure can take 3-4 hours depending on the size(s), with patient lying face down inside the MRI machine. It is NOT currently funded by Medicare or health fund. Sydney Fibroid Clinic does NOT provide this treatment. The treatment is available in Melbourne.

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