Obese patients: Zoo scanners to be used for those too large to fit in hospital ones

'We are going to have to send you to the zoo,' doctors tell obese patients too large to fit in hospital scanners Standard sized CT scanners too small for obese CT scanners customised for horses could accommodate growing problemDr Dharamshi, said he was told to refer patients to zoo NHS hospitals have resorted to asking zoos and vets to scan patients who are too obese to fit into hospital scanners.

"We are going to have to send you to the zoo" says doctor to obese patients too large to fit in scanners

'We are going to have to send you to the zoo' doctor tells obese patients too large to fit in scanners Standard sized CT scanners too small for obese CT scanners customised for horses could accommodate growing problemDr Dharamshi, said he was told to refer patients to zoo CT scanners normally used for four-legged animals are ideal for grossly overweight patients who tip the scales at 30 stones and more. Several requests have been received by the UK’s leading veterinary college in north London from local hospitals which cannot cope with a big workload. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) said yesterday its CT scanners customised for horses could accommodate a growing problem