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Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Identifying Retained Surgical Objects

Surgeons and operating room staff ask radiologists to assist in confirming or ruling out a retained surgical object by radiograph.

In Identifying Retained Surgical Objects (2m: 4s), Dr. Bob Stroud explains how his group created a glossary and digital file of commonly used surgical objects to help radiologists and surgeons at their hospital reduce the risk of retained surgical objects.