That would be my Interventional Radiologist (AKA Batman). I had my 6-month post-UFE MRI on last Wednesday. Stay tuned for that post because the experience was pretty funny. Remember my first MRI? Much better this time.
So, I saw my IR on yesterday. The rest of this post is taken directly from a comment I left on one of my update posts in response to Aly Fibroids who just HAD to know my results:
I was so excited because I KNEW everything had to be smaller. I feel so well. Things just must look better inside.
The new images were on a computer. You know I’m a geek and had to resist the temptation to grab the mouse from my doctor and then click on stuff and play with the software. It’s just too cool!
My old images from a year ago are still on film and my IR didn’t have them with him. I’ll call in a couple of days to get a more direct comparison but from the written MRI report… (insert drumroll)
My uterus was 8 x 9 x 6.5 cm.
It is now 7.4 x 5.5 x 5.9 cm.
Okay, this is where it gets a little fuzzy. I asked Doc how big were my fibroids. He gave me some numbers:
submucosal – 4.7 cm, 3.7 cm, multiple ones that were 2 cm
subserosal – 6 cm
The report said my largest fibroid is now 3.9 x 4 cm. I’m thinking that’s the 6 cm subserosal one but I won’t be sure until I talk to my IR again. We did look through the new computerized images. He only found two submucosal ones now – 3.6 x 3.8 cm and 1.2 cm. The subserosal one is still there but I didn’t get a measurement.
CONCLUSION: Decreased overall volume of uterus and fibroids. Fibroids demonstrating predominant cystic necrosis.
Do the happy dance. The fibroids are dying!
[Edited to add: I talked to my IR after he had a chance to compare the old images (January 20, 2006) to the new ones (January 31, 2007). My UFE was performed on July 18, 2006. Here are the more accurate numbers. I had several fibroids before my UFE. Now (6 months later), only 3 are visible.]
Subserosal (was originally smaller than I thought)
Then – 4 x 3 cm
Now – 3.6 x 1.9
Then – 5 x 4.5 cm, not sure about the size of the smaller one
Now – 3.6 x 3.8 cm, 1.2 cm
The previous multiple smaller submucosal fibroids are no longer visible.
It’s official. My UFE was extremely successful That’s why I feel great. Yay! Can’t wait until my next measurement 6 months from now.
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The debonair fibroid doctor
Does my Interventional Radiologist remind me of a comic book character?