Cooling blanket

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Fever and sepsis. What is the artifact with many holes?

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

What is this artefact?

X-ray

The artifact seen here is a cooling blanket. 

Case Discussion

Radiograph demonstrates a cooling blanket covering the patient, representing a technical artifact. A cooling blanket is used to create hypothermia in sepsis and in acute intracranial emergencies to induce hypothermia.

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