Optimizing care for the obese patient in interventional radiology

Dwight Aberle, Hearns Charles, Steven Hodak, Daniel O’Neill, Rahmi Oklu, Amy R. Deipolyi

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With the rising epidemic of obesity, interventional radiologists are treating increasing numbers of obese patients, as comorbidities associated with obesity preclude more invasive treatments. These patients are at heightened risk of vascular and oncologic disease, both of which often require interventional radiology care. Obese patients pose unique challenges in imaging, technical feasibility, and periprocedural monitoring. This review describes the technical and clinical challenges posed by this population, with proposed methods to mitigate these challenges and optimize care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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