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Need for knowledge of local scanners for patients with morbid obesity
  1. S M Y Ahmed,
  2. K R Bhamidipati,
  3. R Ahmad
  1. Weston General Hospital, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrS M Y Ahmed
 36, Greenhills, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 5BB, UK; shahbazmy{at}

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We recently came across a very peculiar situation where we could not perform an urgent MRI scan for a patient owing to weight restrictions on the scanner in our hospital (Weston General Hospital, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, UK).

A 44-year-old man weighing 197 kg was admitted to our hospital with features of progressive …

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