Impact of obesity on medical imaging and image-guided intervention.

@article{Uppot2007ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity on medical imaging and image-guided intervention.},
  author={Raul N. Uppot and Dushyant V. Sahani and Peter F. Hahn and Debra Ann Gervais and Peter R. Mueller},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2007},
  volume={188 2},
  pages={433-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to discuss the impact of obesity on medical imaging and provide some solutions that are currently available to tackle the challenges of imaging obese patients. CONCLUSION Increasingly, radiologists are asked to image morbidly obese patients. The challenges facing radiology departments include difficulties in transporting patients to the department, inability to accommodate large patients on currently designed imaging equipment, and difficulties in… CONTINUE READING

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