ISSN 1305-3825 | E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Review 2016
Optimizing care for the obese patient in interventional radiology
1 Vascular and Interventional Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York NY, USA  
2 Division of Endocrinology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York NY, USA  
3 Department of Anesthesiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York NY, USA  
4 Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale AZ, USA  
5 Interventional Radiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2016.16230
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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. 

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