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.


Imaging examinations interpreted by diagnostic radiology residents and fellows have increased.

Case History: 62-year-old female with right upper abdominal pain.

MRI may determine which women at risk for breast cancer most need supplemental screening, based on their BPE levels.

Noncontrast MRI out-of-pocket expenses vary quite a bit depending on geography and population.

Magnetic resonance imaging shows lower digit span scores among women with MTBI.

Patients who undergo imaging tests could use more information about the examination.


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