Comparison of diagnostic value of multidetector computed tomography and X-ray in the detection of body packing


Bulakci M. , KALELIOGLU T., Bulakci B. B. , KIRIS A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.82, no.8, pp.1248-1254, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2012.12.022
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1248-1254

Abstract

Objective: Radiologists and other clinicians are facing an increasing number of illegal drug-related medical conditions. We aimed to draw attention to this growing global problem and to highlight some of the important points related to diagnosis and follow-up of body packing. We compare the diagnostic performance of unenhanced multidetector CT (MDCT) and abdomen X-ray for the detection of drug-filled packets.