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Metal detectors to detect aluminium

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:131
  1. John Ryan,
  2. Brian Tidey
  1. 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 …

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