IOTW: Foreign Body

Posted on: May 27, 2019, by :

This week’s image shows how artifacts can help you identify pathology on ultrasound. Drs. Batabyal and Zhao cared for a child with a wooden foreign body in her leg. Notice that the soft tissue appears normal and you cannot see the foreign body itself, but the shadowing present lets you know a foreign body is present.

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