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Uterine Artery Embolization Imaging
Maryam Rezvani, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
        • Synonyms

          • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
        • Definitions

          • Pre-UAE imaging
            • To define anatomy and select appropriate patients
          • Post-UAE imaging
            • To assess response and evaluate for complications

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                • Reporting Tips

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Bulman JC et al: Current concepts in uterine fibroid embolization. Radiographics. 32(6):1735-50, 2012
                                  2. Deshmukh SP et al: Role of MR imaging of uterine leiomyomas before and after embolization. Radiographics. 32(6):E251-81, 2012
                                  3. Kroencke TJ et al: Uterine artery embolization for leiomyomas: percentage of infarction predicts clinical outcome. Radiology. 255(3):834-41, 2010
                                  4. Edwards RD et al: Uterine-artery embolization versus surgery for symptomatic uterine fibroids. N Engl J Med. 356(4):360-70, 2007
                                  5. Spielmann AL et al: Comparison of MRI and sonography in the preliminary evaluation for fibroid embolization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(6):1499-504, 2006
                                  6. Ghai S et al: Uterine artery embolization for leiomyomas: pre- and postprocedural evaluation with US. Radiographics. 25(5):1159-72; discussion 1173-6, 2005
                                  7. Kitamura Y et al: Imaging manifestations of complications associated with uterine artery embolization. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S119-32, 2005
                                  8. Pelage JP et al: Uterine fibroid vascularization and clinical relevance to uterine fibroid embolization. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S99-117, 2005
                                  9. Spies JB et al: Long-term outcome of uterine artery embolization of leiomyomata. Obstet Gynecol. 106(5 Pt 1):933-9, 2005
                                  10. Razavi MK et al: Angiographic classification of ovarian artery-to-uterine artery anastomoses: initial observations in uterine fibroid embolization. Radiology. 224(3):707-12, 2002
                                  11. Spies JB et al: Leiomyomata treated with uterine artery embolization: factors associated with successful symptom and imaging outcome. Radiology. 222(1):45-52, 2002
                                  12. Jha RC et al: Symptomatic fibroleiomyomata: MR imaging of the uterus before and after uterine arterial embolization. Radiology. 217(1):228-35, 2000
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Pre-UAE imaging
                                            • To define anatomy and select appropriate patients
                                          • Post-UAE imaging
                                            • To assess response and evaluate for complications

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • Angiographic Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                • Reporting Tips

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Bulman JC et al: Current concepts in uterine fibroid embolization. Radiographics. 32(6):1735-50, 2012
                                                                  2. Deshmukh SP et al: Role of MR imaging of uterine leiomyomas before and after embolization. Radiographics. 32(6):E251-81, 2012
                                                                  3. Kroencke TJ et al: Uterine artery embolization for leiomyomas: percentage of infarction predicts clinical outcome. Radiology. 255(3):834-41, 2010
                                                                  4. Edwards RD et al: Uterine-artery embolization versus surgery for symptomatic uterine fibroids. N Engl J Med. 356(4):360-70, 2007
                                                                  5. Spielmann AL et al: Comparison of MRI and sonography in the preliminary evaluation for fibroid embolization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(6):1499-504, 2006
                                                                  6. Ghai S et al: Uterine artery embolization for leiomyomas: pre- and postprocedural evaluation with US. Radiographics. 25(5):1159-72; discussion 1173-6, 2005
                                                                  7. Kitamura Y et al: Imaging manifestations of complications associated with uterine artery embolization. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S119-32, 2005
                                                                  8. Pelage JP et al: Uterine fibroid vascularization and clinical relevance to uterine fibroid embolization. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S99-117, 2005
                                                                  9. Spies JB et al: Long-term outcome of uterine artery embolization of leiomyomata. Obstet Gynecol. 106(5 Pt 1):933-9, 2005
                                                                  10. Razavi MK et al: Angiographic classification of ovarian artery-to-uterine artery anastomoses: initial observations in uterine fibroid embolization. Radiology. 224(3):707-12, 2002
                                                                  11. Spies JB et al: Leiomyomata treated with uterine artery embolization: factors associated with successful symptom and imaging outcome. Radiology. 222(1):45-52, 2002
                                                                  12. Jha RC et al: Symptomatic fibroleiomyomata: MR imaging of the uterus before and after uterine arterial embolization. Radiology. 217(1):228-35, 2000