Black-border MRI artifact

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger
Modality: MRI

The muscles are sharply outlined in black. 

Case Discussion

Black boundary artifact or india ink artifact is an artificially created black line located at fat-water interfaces such as those between muscle and fat. This results in a sharp delineation of the muscle-fat boundary that is sometimes visually appealing but not an anatomical structure. 

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Case Information

rID: 21765
Case created: 17th Feb 2013
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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