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What artifact is illustrated in the radiograph? Does this study need to be repeated?

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May 18, 2020

Like my classmates, I also believe the artifact illustrated in the images above is an IVC filter. Even though the artifact interfere with the anatomy in question in the radiograph to the right, it cannot be moved out of the way because is inside the patient. In my opinion, this image is clinically acceptable so I would not repeat this exam. However the technical factors were not optimal to acquire these images. This would be something I would have in consideration when performing the next exam.


May 05, 2020

the artifacts appears to be a zipper. It is getting in the way of soft tissue anatomy and bone, so it must be repeated.


May 04, 2020

The artifact in this image looks like a dangling ear ring that the patient had on during the radiograph. Ear rings a supposed to be removed if the are in the area of interest for the x-ray. Therefore this image will need to be repeated.


May 01, 2020

The artifact on the images above is an inferior vena cava filter.An IVC is a type of vascular filters, a medical device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary emboli. I wouldn't repeat the image.


Apr 30, 2020

As my classmates mention before in their comments the artifact on this image is an IVC filter, which is a common device placed in the infrarenal inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism. This device is inserted during Interventional Radiology therefore I'll not repeat this images because the anatomies on interest are not being affected by the artifact and this radiographs can be part of the procedure to make sure that the device is in placed correctly.

Maria Polanco

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