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Curtis Carpenter's Blog – November 2011 Archive (1)

Solving a "Big" problem in Radiology

"We can't x-ray him, he's too big!"...This was a statement I had from a radiology student earlier today when approached with an abdominal x-ray on a morbidly obese patient. My answer? "Too bad, figure it out". Yes, the patient was on the upper end of 400 pounds, and yes, he was extremely difficult to radiograph, however, it had to be done. All too often a student (or even a seasoned technologist for that matter) will come to wits end on a proper approach to imaging the morbidly obese, and… Continue

Added by Curtis Carpenter on November 2, 2011 at 9:15pm — No Comments

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