Learn why women are choosing UFE.
What Is Embosphere?
Embosphere Microsphere is an embolic material used during UFE. Each tiny microsphere, or round particle, is about the size of a grain of sand and is made of tris-acryl gelatin, a material safe for use in the human body.
During the UFE procedure, the microspheres are delivered through a slim tube called a catheter into blood vessels that supply fibroids with blood. These particles reduce blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and symptoms to improve.
Why Trust Embosphere?
Embosphere has been trusted for more than 20 years for use in embolization procedures that treat a variety of medical conditions, including fibroids.
Today, it is the most widely used round embolic material, applied to over 350,000 procedures worldwide.
How Effective Is Embosphere?
When treating fibroids with UFE, complete infarction (obstruction of fibroid blood supply) leads to better long-term clinical outcomes, including a higher rate of symptom control and a lower rate of additional fibroid treatment compared with incomplete infarction of fibroid tissue.2
While other microspheres are shown to get mixed results, 92.3% of patients treated with Embosphere experienced 100% infarction of their entire uterine fibroid tumor burden.3
Requesting Embosphere for UFE
Using Embosphere for UFE has been linked to high levels of durable symptom control, improved health-related quality of life, patient satisfaction, and is considered the gold standard for embolic material.4 Almost every interventional radiologist keeps Embosphere in stock and will use it to perform UFE upon request.
Talk to your interventional radiologist today about why Embosphere Microspheres is your embolic material of choice for UFE.
- Worthington-Kirsch, R., Spies, J. B., Myers, E. R., et al. (2005). The Fibroid Registry for outcomes data (FIBROID) for uterine embolization: Short-term outcomes. Obstet Gynecol, Jul;106(1):52-59
- Katsumori, T., Kasahara, T., Kin, Y., et al. (2008). Infarction of uterine fibroids after embolization: Relationship between postprocedural enhanced MRI findings and long-term clinical outcomes. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Jan-Feb;31(1):66-72.
- Siskin, G. P., Beck, A., Schuster, M., et al. (2008). Leiomyoma infarction after uterine artery embolization: A prospective randomized study comparing tris-acryl gelatin microspheres versus polyvinyl alcohol microspheres. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jan;19(1):58-65.
- Spies, J. B., Cornell, C., Worthington-Kirsch, R., et al. (2007). Long-term outcome from uterine fibroid embolization with tris-acryl gelatin microspheres: Results of a multicenter study. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Feb;18(2):203-207.