Metal detectors to detect aluminiumBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.131 (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:131
- John Ryan,
- Brian Tidey
- Senior registrar in accident and emergency Senior 1 radiographer Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE.
EDITOR,—D M Bradburn and colleagues highlight the poor radiodensity of aluminium.1 We now use a hand held portable metal detector (Adams Electronics, Edenbridge, Kent) to detect the presence of metal fragments in patients presenting to our accident and emergency department with …