Bariatric surgical procedures, increasingly performed to treat obesity, present a small but real risk of complications. The best imaging approach for detecting post-bariatric surgery complications is MDCT, with or without the intravenous injection of contrast medium.
A detailed review of the role of MDCT in this context is offered in Professor Laghi and colleagues’ Focus on, proposed in this newsletter. Diagnostic challenges encountered by radiologists and surgeons involved in the care of bariatric surgical patients are depicted in the e-book chapter and research articles presented here, while the Analysis & Opinion section reviews a new book on this topic. Finally, two new clinical cases provide a practical demonstration of the efficacy of MDCT in assessing specific complications of bariatric surgery.
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From the MDCT.net team