How are fibroids diagnosed?

The diagnosis of leiomyomas is usually easily determined by imaging studies such as ultrasonography, MRI (magnetic resonance imagery), and CT (computed tomography). Currently, MRI is the most common method of confirming the diagnosis of leiomyomas.

Most women who see us in our office have already had an ultrasound or an MRI. If not we can provide one. An ultrasound is very helpful and often is the only imaging that we need. However, if the ultrasound isn’t clear or doesn’t determine the exact location of a fibroid, we often have to order an MRI.

MRI scans are performed in our center as a convenience to our patients. This helps eliminate traveling to multiple offices and hospitals for diagnosis and treatment of your fibroids.

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