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Bulakci M., KALELIOGLU T., Bulakci B. B., KIRIS A.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.82, no.8, pp.1248-1254, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Drug smuggling, Body packer, Computed tomography, X-ray, Digestive tract, Cocaine, ILLICIT DRUGS, COCAINE, PACKETS, CT, OBSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT, ULTRASOUND
Istanbul University Affiliated:
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.