Drug smuggling by ingested cocaine-filled packages: conventional x-ray and ultrasound

  title={Drug smuggling by ingested cocaine-filled packages: conventional x-ray and ultrasound},
  author={Johannes Hierholzer and Michael Cordes and H. Tantow and U. Keske and Juergen Maeurer and Roland Felix},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
To evaluate the imaging characteristics and the diagnostic value of both abdominal ultrasound and conventional abdominal x-ray in identifying ingested drug packages in “body packers.” Twelve individuals were studied prospectively by abdominal ultrasound and by abdominal x-ray to rule out incorporated drug containers. Both abdominal ultrasound and abdominal x-ray correctly identified the 7 of 12 individuals who had ingested multiple drug packages. In 5 of the 12 individuals, ultrasound as well… CONTINUE READING
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