Are Antennas Made of Polymers Visible on X-ray?

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Ask The ExpertsAre Antennas Made of Polymers Visible on X-ray?
RFID Journal Staff asked 10 years ago

Would a transponder composed of this material show up on a scan?

—Name withheld


No, and here is why: Transponders with polymer antennas are not injected into human beings. The transponders that can be implanted are low-frequency (LF) and encapsulated in glass. Antennas made of polymers need to be printed on flat sheets of plastic. It is impossible to inject a flat sheet into a human being—and even if it were, the body would interact with the polymer and quickly render the transponder inoperable (no pun intended).

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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