Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mental Note To Self

Just to cover my bases, I asked over on the Fit Fatties Forums if anyone else had run into the MRIs Don't Fit You problem.  Here's a reply:

Re. MRIs. BALONEY! There are "open MRIs" which can accommodate people up to 550 lbs. (and some have a capacity up to 1,000 lbs.) Something like this (http://www.washingtonopenmri.com/open-mri-maryland-obese-mri-open-m...) looks especially useful, because it would show the knee while weight-bearing. Here's more about a standard, open MRI. (http://news.msu.edu/story/1260/) I'm somewhere around 360 lbs., and I have an MRI about once every three years to monitor neuro stuff.

Okay, that's useful.  This particular doctor must not've seen anything that would warrant the extra rigamarole -- I'll go with that explaination, anyway.  Either way, shopping around for another practitioner, and now I know what to ask for.

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