Can an RFID Tag in the Body Be Found Using an X-ray?

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Tracie McDrummond asked 7 months ago
And would this work whether the tag was active or passive?

—Tracie

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Tracie,

Yes. An RFID transponder has a metal or metallic antenna that would certainly be picked up by an x-ray. Active tags have a battery and are large, however—at least as large as a matchbox—so they cannot be put inside a human body.

Mark Roberti
Founder and Editor
RFID Journal

 

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