Body piercing on bone mineral density scan

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Routine Dexa BMD study

Patient Data

Gender: Female

The L spine images show a small round metallic umbilical piercing projected over the spinous process of L4. Patient could not remove it.

Case Discussion

The T score values for L1 L4 were the same as for L1 L2, presumably because the ring is so small.

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