Magnetic Compression Anastomosis (image) American College of Surgeons Share Print E-Mail Caption Mated magnets are visible on abdominal x-ray. The magnets appear in the right lower quadrant soon after placement (A) and in the rectum one day before passage of the magnet from the patient's body (B). Credit University of California San Francisco Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.