Uterine Fibroid Embolization
What is uterine fibroid embolization?
Uterine fibroid embolization is a way to treat fibroids of the uterus without surgery. Fibroids are masses of fibrous muscle tissue in the uterine wall. These fibroids are often painful and cause heavy menstrual bleeding.
How is uterine fibroid embolization done?
In uterine fibroid embolization a small tube called a catheter is inserted in the groin area and guided to the blood vessels that deliver blood to the uterus. Once the catheter is in place, Dr. Christenson will infuse small particles into the vessel,...
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography, also commonly referred to as a CAT scan, is a medical imaging method that provides detailed 3-D images of areas inside the body. CT uses a thin beam of x-rays to take a series of cross-sectional pictures of specific organs or areas inside the body from multiple different angles. The CT’s computer then analyzes the pictures and constructs a three dimensional image of the area of interest. During some CT scans, a contrast medium, or “dye”, is used to outline blood vessels or highlight organs of the body so that they can...
Radiologists of Eastern Radiological Associates provide radiological services exclusively to Yellowstone Breast Center.
The Yellowstone Breast Center, which is part of Saint Vincent Healthcare, is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and certified by the FDA. The Yellowstone Breast Center has been accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for demonstrating excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in:
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