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    10 July 2008

    Localisation of contraceptive implants

    Briton Riviere, Androcles and the Lion (1908) Auckland Art Gallery

    I've been asked on a couple of occasions to localise a contraceptive implant that the referring doctors wanted to remove and had difficulty locating. I found this a bit difficult until I looked on google and found that the manufacturers had full and detailed instructions online. Here's one: , with a comprehensive 18-page pdf manual, plus a couple of videos thrown in for good measure. It's obviously a bit of a problem if they've gone to all this effort. Ultrasound is the imaging method of choice. If this fails, they recommend MRI. I've not had to resort to MRI.

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