RE: Uterine Fibroid Treatment Planning with the Diffusion Weighted Imaging Tool

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RE: Uterine Fibroid Treatment Planning with the Diffusion Weighted Imaging Tool

Authors
Publisher
The Korean Society of Radiology
Volume
14
Issue
3
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DOI: 10.3348/kjr.2013.14.3.547
Keywords
  • Letter To The Editor

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547Korean J Radiol 14(3), May/Jun 2013kjronline.org RE: Uterine Fibroid Treatment Planning with the Diffusion Weighted Imaging Tool Ferhat Cuce, MD1, Emre Karas˛ahin, MD2, Guner Sonmez, MD3 1Department of Radiology, Van Military Hospital, Van 65020, Turkey; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Van Military Hospital, Van 65020, Turkey; 3Department of Radiology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Uskudar, Istanbul 34040, Turkey Dear Sir, We are pleased to read the interesting article by Suyon Chang and colleagues (1) in the October 2012 issue of Korean Journal of Radiology. The authors examined the effectiveness of uterine artery embolization for treating symptomatic fibroids with high signal intensity on magnetic resonance (MR) T2-weighted imaging, which would definitely add value to the current literature. In their retrospective study, it would have been interesting if Suyon Chang et al. could have indicated the detailed arteriography and embolization data of the T2 high group and the control group. Since we have special interest on the diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) subject (2), we want to contribute to the evaluation of the management success of uterin fibroids, which were treated with alternative methods, Received September 27, 2012; accepted after revision October 12, 2012. Corresponding author: Ferhat Cuce, MD, Department of Radiology, Van Military Hospital, Van 65020, Turkey. • Tel: (90536) 8515475 • Fax: (90432) 2220244 • E-mail: [email protected] This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. such as embolization or ultrasound ablation, instead of hysterectomy or myomectomy, by using diffusion weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). In the litera

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