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.


Access to imaging, particularly MRI and some forms of CT, vary considerably across the United States.

Patients undergoing MRI may have lessened anxiety if the procedure is well-explained.

MRI technique helps demonstrate the amount of damage in the gray matter of the brain is related to the severity of MS disability.

The reason for performing a breast MRI should be taken into consideration when assessing performance measures.

Patients are not given enough information about their implants and MRI safety.

A 72 year-old woman presents for routine screening mammogram with no complaints.

Magnetic resonance imaging on patients with multiple sclerosis who use a Will balance board showed changes of the brain that affected balance and movement.


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