What is an artifact in a CT Scan?
I was wondering what an artifact is in a CT Scan?
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Replied on 1/10/2012
By: Central Medical Imaging | CMI
Royal Oak, MI
Typically artifacts show from some type of metal showing up on the scan. This could be surgical devices, dental implants, bullets and/or shrapnel can also show artifact.
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