Detection of body packing by magnetic resonance imaging: a new diagnostic tool?

Bulakci M., OZBAKIR B., KIRIS A.

ABDOMINAL IMAGING, vol.38, no.3, pp.436-441, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00261-012-9972-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-441
  • Keywords: Drug smuggling, Body packer, Liquid cocaine, Gastrointestinal tract, Abdomen MRI, X-RAY, PACKERS, COCAINE, CT, OBSTRUCTION, ULTRASOUND, PACKAGES, DRUGS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


In this study, we aimed to describe non-contrast abdominal MRI findings in body packers and emphasize the role of this imaging technique in diagnosis of body packing.