Hair artefact on left CC view
Patient-related artefacts may be caused by motion, or by superimposition of objects such as body parts, hair, jewellery and clothing or by substances on the skin such as talc or deodorant.
Hair artefact is typically seen on the CC view. It often appears as fine curvilinear densities but sometimes may be more difficult to recognise and may mimic calcification. Care should be taken to ensure the woman’s hair is tied back or tucked behind her ears to avoid this.
In this case, the patient should have a ‘technical recall’ so the left CC view can be repeated.
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