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July 1982

Use of Titanium Surgical Clips to Avoid Artifacts Seen on Computed Tomography

Author Affiliations

From the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute (Drs Saxe and Brennan), and the Diagnostic Radiology Section, Clinical Center (Dr Doppman), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Dr Saxe is currently with the Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(7):978-979. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380310084022

• Computed tomography (CT) is of value in a great number of clinical settings, but interpretation can be hampered by artifacts produced by surgical clips. Clips made of titanium, while visible on plain roentgenograms and CT, do not produce scatter artifacts that interfere with radiologic interpretation.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:978-979)

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