Running band (activity tracker)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Forearm pain following a fall. Sleepy radiographer.

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male

Wrist band left on during x-ray acquisition.

One of the slim trendy activity trackers in situ.


An activity tracker is a device or application for monitoring and tracking fitness-related metrics such as distance walked or run, calorie consumption, and in some cases heartbeat and quality of sleep. The term is now primarily used for dedicated electronic monitoring devices that are synced, in many cases wirelessly, to a computer or smartphone for long-term data tracking, an example of wearable technology.

Case Discussion

External items in the field of the x-ray acquisition should be removed - their presence inhibits a fullsome report.

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