Nipple rings

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis not applicable


Incidental findings on a patient with shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male

The metallic artifact projected over the breasts represent nipple rings.


Case Discussion

Nipple rings are one of several types of jewelry that may project over x-rays undertaken for clinical indications.

Patients can be reluctant to remove personalised items, with resultant artifact on the film.

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