Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized

By Elise Castelli posted 03-06-2017 06:51

  
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Today at SIR 2017, a large nationwide study examining the treatment of uterine fibroids is unveiled, showing that the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment performed by interventional radiologists, is vastly underutilized, compared to hysterectomies—especially in rural and smaller hospitals. In fact, there were more than 65 times as many hysterectomies performed than UFEs, despite data showing that UFEs result in substantially lower costs and shorter hospital stays than hysterectomies. Read more here



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