Study Cites Benefits of Gynecology, IR Collaboration on Uterine Fibroids

In 2010, Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Addison Clark

A study published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology earlier this year reported that gynecologists, interventional radiologists (IRs), and women with uterine fibroids benefit when specialists work together to provide treatment options.

“Establishing a referral relationship with an interventional radiologist for comprehensive uterine myoma treatment supports a trusting, collaborative, long- term, noncompetitive ‘win-win’ relationship between the gynecologist and radiologist, meets the patient’s desire for full disclosure of all myoma treatment options, improves the patient’s overall medical care and physician/ patient experience, and has been demonstrated to improve patient flow to a gynecologist practice,” the study concluded.

The study, The Effect of Gynecologist-Interventional Radiologist Relationship on Selection of Treatment Modality for the Patient with Uterine Myoma, can be accessed at www.jmig.org.