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A Weighty Challenge: Imaging Bariatric Patients

As obesity rates continue to rise, the radiology community struggles with how to confront the challenges of imaging bariatric patients.


Breast MRI–guided vacuum-assisted biopsy has a low false omission rate, so MRI follow-up may not be warranted.

Over 16 percent of MRI exams are delayed because of unanticipated events.

Magnetic resonance imaging following sex-reassignment surgery helps clinicians assess post-operative anatomy and complications that may occur.

Image quality may be affected if reduced doses in 18F-FDG-PET/MRI are used for abdominal examinations.

Knee MRIs with natural language processing may help classify imaging reports.

Magnetic resonance imaging may help physicians determine which patients with depression would have better success with medication and which with psychotherapy.

Breast images performed outside cancer centers may be interpreted differently if reinterpreted at a cancer center.


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