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.


Changes in malpractice standard legislation in three states had little effect on advanced imaging use in the emergency room.

50-year-old patient presented for screening mammogram. Extremely dense breast tissue was noted.

MRI identifies unique shoulder damage, termed acromial apophysiolysis, among young pitchers that could cause long-term problems.

Arterial spin labeling has shown changes in the posterior cingulate cortex among patients who went on to experience cognitive decline.

Cardiac MRI procedure volume is on the rise, potentially bidding radiologists and cardiologists against each other.

Imaging can detect changes in white matter among children with reading difficulties.

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


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