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USB flash drive

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Bull

Plain x-ray of one of my USB sticks.

Case Discussion

The ubiquitous USB flash drive/stick may be an odd thing to find on a radiology website, but those who report a lot of chest radiographs will be familiar with a common mistake made by radiology trainees and others who aren't aware of the Reveal implantable loop recorder device.

Whilst USB sticks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the constant feature is the USB standard male A-plug which is the part inserted into the USB port on your computer. The size of this component, and the 2 holes easily visible within make it an easy distinction  from the Reveal device or other implants.

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Case information

rID: 30286
Published: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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