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Received: 8 August 2019
Revised: 15 November 2019
Accepted: 17 December 2019
First Online: 10 February 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is M.F. Boomsma, M.D., Ph.D.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: One of the authors has significant statistical expertise: I.M. Nijholt, Ph.D. No complex statistical methods were necessary for this paper.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.
: The short- and mid-term results of some study subjects have been previously reported in the following:• Ikink ME, Nijenhuis RJ, Verkooijen HM et al (2014) Volumetric MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound versus uterine artery embolisation for treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids: comparison of symptom improvement and reintervention rates. Eur Radiol 24:2649–2657. ExternalRef removed• Ikink ME, Voogt MJ, Verkooijen HM et al (2013) Mid-term clinical efficacy of a volumetric magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound technique for treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. Eur Radiol 23:3054–61. ExternalRef removed• Voogt MJ, Trillaud H, Kim YS et al (2012) Volumetric feedback ablation of uterine fibroids using magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound therapy. Eur Radiol 22:411–417. ExternalRef removed• Ikink ME, van Breugel JMM, Schubert G et al (2015) Volumetric MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound with direct skin cooling for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids: proof-of-concept study. BioMed Research International 2015:1–10. ExternalRef removed
: • Retrospective• Case–control study• Performed at one institution