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.


Using MRI to screen patients at high risk of developing pancreatic cancer is effective in detecting early cancers.

Magnetic resonance images can add valuable information to prenatal fetal assessment.

MRI contrast agent, gadobenate dimeglumine, safety profile confirmed in 7.5-year trial.

Case History: 7-year-old female with complaints of convulsions for one year.

Magnetic resonance imaging is noninvasive and more accurate in determining serial liver iron concentration than liver biopsy.

Case History: 44-year-old male with history of left knee pain presents with erosion of the distal femur and loss of collateral ligament.

Jeffrey G. Jarvik, MD, MPH

Early imaging of older adults with new back pain does not improve disability outcomes.


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