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What does beam hardening artifact from patients clavicles, dense contrast in right subclavian vein. on a ct of my neck while checking my thyroid glan?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

See your doctor: You should go over the entire report with your doctor and radiologist.

Answered 9/30/2012

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

CT scan "artifact": The radiologist is stating that there a technical difficulty interfering with the images on the scan due to the collarbone (clavicle) very nearby the thyroid gland. In addition to this, the jugular veins, which are located directly beneath the thyroid, were filled with intravenous contrast material, also interfering with the images. These are technical concerns, not related to a problem with you.

Answered 9/30/2012

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