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.


Decreases in imaging growth and CT/MRI use in the ED can be achieved.

Targeted biopsies using MRI and ultrasound detect more high-risk prostate cancer.

Case History: 22-year-old patient presented with complaint of swelling of elbow for six months following trauma.

Computed tomography and MRI may not be necessary for most patients who present to the emergency department with acute pancreatitis.

Women who have E3 and E4 extramammary findings from breast MRI should undergo additional imaging.

30-year-old male presented with nonspecific headaches.

Advanced imaging may not be necessary for many people with headaches, but clinicians are ordering them for their patients.


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