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Rare artifact in IOPA: A miniature UFO

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Author Details : Anusha R. L., Nilofer Halim, Chaithra Kalkur, Sham Kishor Kannepady

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 57-58

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Dental radiographs play very crucial role in comprehensive patient care. In dentistry, a radiographic examination is essential for diagnostic purposes. An ideal radiograph is one that provides a great deal of information, the image exhibits proper density and contrast, has sharp outlines and is of the same shape and size as the object being radiographed. But most of the time, we might not get to see ideal radiographs. Poor radiographs contribute to a loss of diagnostic information. It might be because of any radiographic faults or artifacts. An artifact is a structure or an appearance that is not normally present on the radiograph and is produced by artificial means. We are hereby reporting an incidental rare type of artifact resembling as a miniature Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) during routine dental radiography.

Keywords: Artifact, Metal, IOPA, UFO

Doi : 10.18231/2581-3838.2018.0014

How to cite : Anusha R. L., Halim N, Kalkur C, Kannepady S K, Rare artifact in IOPA: A miniature UFO. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2018;4(2):57-58

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