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More Imaging Resources Needed for Obese Patients


More imaging resources are needed for obese patients, particularly those with sepsis and CHF, according to a presentation at ACR 2015, held this week in Washington, DC. Researchers from Virginia and Louisiana sought to determine if there was an effect from obesity on the usage of imaging and costs. The study, which took place from 2008 to 2012, evaluated patients with select medical conditions, such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal bleed, sepsis, congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke, lung cancer, lymphoma, pulmonary embolism, and renal stones. 

Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here.

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