MRI in uterine fibroids – typical, rare and incidental findings
- Dimova, E. Dragieva, D. Zlatareva, G. Hadjidekov,
Uterine fibroids are benign neoplasms that can occur with a variety of symptoms or to be completely asymptomatic. They are found on an Ultrasound or on other imaging and could be an accidental finding. The purpose of this study is to present the author’s observations on the variants of uterine fibroids by 3 Tesla MRI. 41 women of different age are examined on 3 Tesla MRI Siemens for the period of two years. Standard protocol includes: T1W, T2W, T2W + fat sat, T1 VIBE, DWI/ADC. 70% of the myomas are found intramural, 20% – Subserosal and 10% – submucosal. Only 7% of the fibroids are with mixed localization. The conclusions that Imaging appearance of uterine fibroids can vary. MR is the method of choice for differentiating intramural from subserosal and submucosal types.
Key words: LEIOMYOMAS. UTERINE FIBROIDS. UTERINE NEOPLASMS. 3T MRI