Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a technique whereby the blood supply to the uterus is blocked using special materials that are placed in the artery. Uterine artery embolization has been performed safely for over 20 years for many gynecological bleeding problems. Over the past 9 years the technique has been proving useful in treating fibroids.
An interventional radiologist performs the procedure. Interventional radiologists are physicians who are specially trained to use imaging tools such as x-ray and ultrasound to diagnose and treat many different medical problems.
What to Expect
For more information, contact the department of vascular and interventional radiology at either Rhode Island Hospital (401-444-5194) or the Miriam Hospital (401-793-7425).
Information in this section is provided by Rhode Island Hospital's department of radiology, which offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventional procedures for women, including uterine artery embolization, a leading treatment for fibroid tumors.
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