Dead pixel artifact

Case contributed by Benjamin Wilson

Presentation

Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Name this artifact. What does Pixel stand for?

X-ray

There is a large calcified lesion overlying the left kidney.

Also there is a round burnt artifact but it it is stationary and at the same spot or pixel on all 3 images , so it is a dead or burnt out pixel causing this artifact.

Case Discussion

Also there is a round burnt artifact but it it is stationary and at the same spot or pixel on all 3 images , so it is a dead or burnt out pixel causing this artifact.

Case made with the help of Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. 

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