Necklace - on chest radiograph
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Acutely short of breath in ED. Middle of night. Busy shift.
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In acute medical situations not all personal accessories are removed before x-rays are undertaken.
A necklace sporting the word 'Mum' is evident.
Any personal accessories, such as jewelry, not removed may leave an artifact on radiographs.
On occasion it may obscure pathology to the detriment of patient care.