Several hospitals in the Netherlands will participate in the MYCHOICE study. At thos point, only Isala Hospital Zwolle includes patients. If your own gynecologist does not work in one of these hospitals, you can ask for a referral to one. The uterine surgery, fibroid surgery and embolization can take place in all centers. If you undergo the MR-HIFU treatment, you will be referred after randomization to Isala Zwolle or UMC Utrecht.
Can I also participate in the study if I am not treated in one of the treatment centers??
No, this is not possible. A gynecologist at one of the above hospitals must know you. If this is not the case, you can ask for a referral to one of these hospitals. For more information, you can send the following link, which will automatically take you to the page for professionals of this website. Your own general practitioner and gynecologist will always be notified as soon as you have decided to participate in the MYCHOICE study.
After you have undergone an MRI-scan in your own hospital and have been selected in one of the treatment groups, your final treatment will be scheduled. It is possible that because of the MR-HIFU treatment you will be referred to Isala Zwolle or the UMC Utrecht. In other cases, you will stay in your own hospital. The hospital treating you will schedule you for the treatment. In the first instance, the follow-up appointments will also take place in the same hospital. If you have any questions about your treatment, it is best to contact the hospital that treated you.