Can You Really Be Too Fat For A CT Scan?

Filed under: In The News — @ July 28, 2006

Massachusetts General Hospital radiologist Dr. Raul Uppot reports in the August 2006 issue of the journal Radiology that the obesity problem that keeps getting worse is actually leading to a potentially devastating problem for those patients.

It seems the excessive amount of fat on the bodies of overweight and obese patients is making it next to impossible to find such ailments as tumors or other physical conditions that could jeopardize their health.

bq. “It is a major issue because … the patient may still have a tumor, the patient may have appendicitis, the patient may have other inflammatory processes,” Dr. Uppot explained. “This is affecting radiologists all over the country.”

This makes losing weight all that much more important and potentially lifesaving.

bq. Problems like these will not be going away and building bigger and bigger machines is NOT the answer. This is yet another reason why people need to find a weight loss plan they can follow for the rest of their lives and then execute that plan. They must do it for the sake of their health and the potential problems that lie beneath all that fat that their doctors may one day need to see. Don’t let that happen to you!

Click here to read more about Dr. Uppot’s disturbing findings and the ill-advised recommendations he is making to accomodate these larger patients.

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