Jewelry on radiographs

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

It is common to identify a number of forms of jewelry on radiographs.

These include:

  • piercings in many different anatomical locations
    • most commonly earrings
    • nose studs/rings
    • nipple rings
    • umbilical rings
    • genital rings
    • also tongue, lips, eyebrow, chin etc.
  • necklaces, bracelets, anklets, chains etc.
  • finger and - much more rarely - toe rings
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Jewellery on x-rays
  • Jewelry on radiographs

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  • Case 1: umbilical ring
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  • Case 2: nipple rings
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  • Case 3: necklace
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  • Case 4: nose ring
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