Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient

Venkata Katabathina, Neeraj Lalwani, Carlos S Restrepo, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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Abstract

Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of a wide spectrum of conditions that affect critically ill obese patients. However, imaging of these patients presents considerable challenges. Some common problems encountered by radiology personnel regarding this issue include selection of the best imaging modality for a given indication, transportation of the obese patient to the radiology department, accommodation of those patients on the available imaging equipment, and acquisition of diagnostic-quality images with the lowest possible radiation dose. In addition, interventional procedures on obese patients are difficult to perform and may necessitate special equipments and techniques. A thorough knowledge of the various challenges encountered during imaging and caring for critically ill obese patients and the currently available solutions to tackle them permits timely diagnosis and effective patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Care Management of the Obese Patient
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages135-145
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780470655900
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2012

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Imaging
  • Interventional procedures
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Katabathina, V., Lalwani, N., Restrepo, C. S., & Prasad, S. R. (2012). Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient. In Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient (pp. 135-145). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119962083.ch16

Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient. / Katabathina, Venkata; Lalwani, Neeraj; Restrepo, Carlos S; Prasad, Srinivasa R.

Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. p. 135-145.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Katabathina, V, Lalwani, N, Restrepo, CS & Prasad, SR 2012, Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient. in Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 135-145. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119962083.ch16
Katabathina V, Lalwani N, Restrepo CS, Prasad SR. Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient. In Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012. p. 135-145 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119962083.ch16
Katabathina, Venkata ; Lalwani, Neeraj ; Restrepo, Carlos S ; Prasad, Srinivasa R. / Diagnostic Imaging of the Critically Ill Obese Patient. Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. pp. 135-145
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