Necklace - on chest radiograph

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Acutely short of breath in A & E. Middle of night. Busy shift.

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Female

In acute medical situations not all personal acessories are removed before x-rays are undertaken.

A necklace sporting the word 'Mum' is evident.

Case Discussion

Any personal acessories, such as jewelry, not removed may leave artifact on radiographs.

On occasion it may obscure pathology to the deteriment of patient care.

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Case information

rID: 33496
Published: 14th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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