Obesity in Ireland in 2008: what radiological equipment is available to image the obese patient?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252763
Title:
Obesity in Ireland in 2008: what radiological equipment is available to image the obese patient?
Authors:
Campbell, N; Buckley, O; McGlone, B; O'Shea, D; Torreggiani, W C
Affiliation:
Weight Management Service and Department of Radiology, St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. naomicampbell28@hotmail.com
Citation:
Obesity in Ireland in 2008: what radiological equipment is available to image the obese patient? 2009, 102 (4):116-7 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish medical journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252763
PubMed ID:
19552292
Abstract:
Obesity is a global epidemic, responsible for 2000 premature deaths in Ireland each year. The extent of this epidemic was quantified by the National Taskforce on Obesity (IOTF), whose report, published in 2005, found that 39% of adults in Ireland were overweight and 18% obese with obesity in adults predicted to increase by 1% per year. In light of the clear evidence that we, as a nation, are quite literally expanding, how well equipped are Irish hospitals and, in particular, radiology departments, to deal with patients of increasing size and weight? The purpose of this study was to quantify the weight limits and girth restrictions of the radiology equipment, in particular CT, MRI and fluoroscopy, in hospitals, both public and private, in Ireland in an attempt to answer this question.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Body Mass Index; Body Weight; Diagnostic Imaging; Fluoroscopy; Humans; Ireland; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Obesity; Overweight; Questionnaires; Radiology; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGlone, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, W Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T11:30:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-20T11:30:38Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationObesity in Ireland in 2008: what radiological equipment is available to image the obese patient? 2009, 102 (4):116-7 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19552292-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/252763-
dc.description.abstractObesity is a global epidemic, responsible for 2000 premature deaths in Ireland each year. The extent of this epidemic was quantified by the National Taskforce on Obesity (IOTF), whose report, published in 2005, found that 39% of adults in Ireland were overweight and 18% obese with obesity in adults predicted to increase by 1% per year. In light of the clear evidence that we, as a nation, are quite literally expanding, how well equipped are Irish hospitals and, in particular, radiology departments, to deal with patients of increasing size and weight? The purpose of this study was to quantify the weight limits and girth restrictions of the radiology equipment, in particular CT, MRI and fluoroscopy, in hospitals, both public and private, in Ireland in an attempt to answer this question.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshBody Weight-
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Imaging-
dc.subject.meshFluoroscopy-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshObesity-
dc.subject.meshOverweight-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRadiology-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleObesity in Ireland in 2008: what radiological equipment is available to image the obese patient?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWeight Management Service and Department of Radiology, St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. naomicampbell28@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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