To illustrate the spectrum of imaging findings resultant of foreign bodies (FB) on the several imaging modalities.
Foreign body (FB) is defined as a object/material that doesn’t belong to the human body,
but they are found in it.
Thay can be because medical reasons (prosthesis,
labor accidents) or in order to obtain a profit (psyquiatric patients or prison people).
It is a non frequent radiological finding although it uses to be interesting,
curious and sometimos surprising (depending on the object found).
More than that,
FB gives information about history of the patient,
speaking of previous events with little...
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
FB mainly are found in the ER radiology department,
When we have an image sugesting a FB,
the first question is: real or fake?.
In order to answer,
it’s important to obtain the adequate proyections (Fig.
1) and look at the patient (Fig.
2) because radiopaque marks are frequent in underclothes.
They represent 80% of the FB.
An important clue is the upper third of the esophagus as it can cause confusion with airway.
In order to know the proper diagnosis...
It is important for any radiologist to be aware of the typical findings and their correlation to the different nature of the FB material,
as well as the hypothesis of a FB as the etiology behind the pathology in study.
For the study of these cases it is important to select the appropriate imaging modality.
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