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It is common to see jewelry artifacts on imaging examinations, most commonly plain radiographs, although also on other modalities, where they can produce unhelpful artifacts that may obscure important structures and preclude confident diagnostic evaluation 1.
body piercings in many different anatomical locations
most commonly earrings
also tongue, lips, eyebrows, chin, etc.
necklaces, bracelets, anklets, chains etc.
finger and - much more rarely - toe rings
It is therefore incumbent upon the patient to remove jewelry before an imaging examination if it is likely to create diagnostic confusion. Usually, the radiographer will request that a patient removes all jewelry before imaging is performed.