Black-border MRI artifact

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger

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
Published: 17th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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