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Journal Article

The use of anatomical side markers in general radiology: a systematic review of the current literature.

Chung L, Kumar S, Oldfield J, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;Epub May 9.

This systematic review investigated the use of anatomical side markers (ASM), which are used in radiology to identify the correct anatomical side and prevent confusion. The seven studies included demonstrated that use of ASMs is common, but the literature documented some barriers to use, such as risk of obscuring essential anatomical parts.