The comparative accuracy of radiolucent foreign body detection using ultrasonography.

  title={The comparative accuracy of radiolucent foreign body detection using ultrasonography.},
  author={Michael Orlinsky and P Knittel and T Feit and Lewis Chan and Diku P Mandavia},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={18 4},
The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasonography in detecting radiolucent foreign bodies and to compare the performance of three newly trained emergency physicians with two experienced ultrasound technologists and one radiologist. One hundred-four chicken thighs were penetrated with a needle-driver, half of them embedded with a 1.5 cm toothpick. An 8.0 MHZ linear array ultrasound probe was used to detect the presence or absence of the foreign body. The… CONTINUE READING

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