Womens Health: Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine fibroids are very common. For most women, these benign tumors
produce little or no symptoms and do not require treatment. However,
fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic or low back pain,
urinary frequency or urgency and other unpleasant symptoms that force women
to seek medical attention.
With the advent of uterine fibroid embolization, women are provided with a
safe and very effective non-surgical treatment option. Uterine fibroid
embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that results in
“shrinkage” of fibroid tumors. Interventional Radiologists insert a thin
tube into the artery that supplies blood to the fibroid- no incision is
required. Tiny particles are then injected to interrupt blood flow.
Subsequent shrinkage of the fibroid occurs with ensuing symptomatic
Most women are able to resume their normal activities within seven to ten
diagnostic and screening.
Diagnostic mammograms are performed when
a woman has symptomatic breast disease i.e. palpable lump, breast pain or
nipple discharge. Screening mammograms
are performed usually on an annual basis, even in the absence of symptoms
and are essential to early diagnosis. They are recommended for all women
over the age of forty or before if the woman has symptoms or is at an
increased risk for developing breast cancer.
mammography diagnostic and interpretive radiological services for
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
We have dedicated mammography radiologists and also provide dual readings on
all screening mammograms. We offer a variety of breast care services and
work closely with associated health care professionals to provide a
comprehensive, multidiscipline approach to breast health.