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Surgical towels, unlike laparotomy pads, are generally not counted and don't contain radiopaque markers.
Larger sponges are called laparotomy pads or sponges and are normally 12x12, 18x18, 18x4 and 36x8 inches of four ply U.
Place a moistened laparotomy pad on top of the towel.