Imaging equipment in U.K. not big enough to handle some obese patients

An obesity epidemic in the U.K. is causing problems for hospitals that don't have equipment big enough to handle the increasing number of severely overweight patients. According to an article in the Telegraph, an investigation by surgeons at the North Bristol NHS Trust found that only one in six hospitals have access to MRI or CT scanners big enough to handle the largest patients. And an article in the The Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin suggested that the shortage of large scanners could lead hospitals to inquire about using zoological or veterinary scanners. Article


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