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MRI machine detects deep endometriosis prior to surgery


13 July, 2009  

Diagnosis of deep endometriosis without surgery may have been made possible through magnetic resonance imaging thanks to the Pelvic MRI at 3 Telsa.

Researchers from Belgium have undertaken studies that accurately diagnosed 26 out of 27 women suspected of having the condition using the MRI machine and prior to surgery. The condition infiltrates areas of the cervix, vagina and/or colon previously required complete surgical excision for diagnosis.

Dr Nathalie Hottat, lead author from the Erasme Hospital and the Free University of Brussels said, “Pelvic MRI at 3 Telsa is a non-invasive technique that allows a complete examination of the pelvis. It accurately depicts all locations of deep endometriosis.”

Erasme Hospital Free University of Brussels