Benefits of MR-HIFU

MR-HIFU is the least aggressive treatment for fibroids available at present. It is a non-surgical procedure that does not require a stay in hospital. Patients can go back to work and their family without delay. Since 2004 more than 10,000 patients have been treated all over the world.

No surgery or hospitalisation is involved, letting you return to work and your family without delay.

MR-HIFU is at present the safest method of treatment. Unlike surgery – an invasive procedure that causes injury to tissue – this non-invasive method does no harm to the skin as the ultrasound waves are directed at a point deep in the body where they directly target the fibroid.

This means that MRI-guided focused ultrasound is gentler and considerably less risky than the surgical procedures currently carried out on fibroids. While operations normally involve hospitalisation of several days and possibly lengthy convalescence, patients treated with MR-HIFU can generally go home on the same day after a brief rest and return to their normal day-to-day activities the day after.