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RELIEF registry: large-scale evidence on the safety and long-term efficacy of focused ultrasound treatment of symptomatic leiomyoma

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Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound20153 (Suppl 1) :O94

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  • Treatment Method
  • Multiple Site
  • Leiomyoma
  • Registry Treatment
  • Uterine Fibroid


In this work we will present our plan for an (MR)-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound (FUS) uterine fibroid registry, with the goal of providing large-scale evidence on the safety and long-term efficacy of FUS for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids.


1,000 patients will be enrolled to the registry in multiple sites worldwide. Patient would get FUS treatment and be followed for a period of three years. Only FUS qualified patients and sites meeting registry treatment criteria would participate in the study.

Results and conclusions

Treatment outcome and follow-up data will be collected by a contract research organization, (CRO), and analyzed for safety and efficacy. We will then compare our results to similar results in the literature. Subgroups will be selected and analyzed to address heterogeneity and usage of non-uniform treatment methods.

Authors’ Affiliations

Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
Imperial College London, London, UK
Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Amper Kliniken AG, Dachau, Germany
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel


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