Misplaced Devices in the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis: Part I

Mihra S. Taljanovic, Tim B. Hunter, Irwin M. Freundlich, Winnie A. Mar, Stephen H. Smyth, Michael J. O'Brien

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Numerous medical devices are used in the chest and fewer in the abdomen and pelvis. They are frequently seen on various radiological studies in daily practice. Knowing the specific name of the device is not important. However, knowing the proper positioning and function of the device is necessary. It is a duty of the reporting radiologist to recognize the malpositioning or breakage of a medical device and to inform the responsible physician promptly, since these complications can have undesirable consequences and sometimes a fatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-97
Number of pages20
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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