Category: Clinical Case

Clinical Case - Artifacts in the forearm BMD

Clinical Case Competition
Honorable Mention


Harold Rosen, MD
Director - Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



While artifacts that affect BMD are less common in the forearm than in the spine, they do occur. In the current forearm BMD image, small round holes can be observed in the radius shaft.
Patient had an ORIF, and the holes are residua of screws that had been used to secure instrumentation





Artifacts in the forearm BMD



Harold Rosen

Director - Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts