radiographic artifact

ra·di·o·graph·ic art·i·fact

(rā'dē-ō-graf'ik ahr'ti-fakt)
Blemish on a radiograph caused by heat, light, damaged screens, chemicals, dust, or improper handling of the x-ray film.
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Ingle's method of using radiographs was one of the most known and reliable ways for determining the root canal length.5 However, it is not easy to achieve accuracy because of the difficulty to locate the apical constriction, and factors such as angulations of the cone beam, exposure distorted image that lead to error because of the laterally located foramina and radiographic artifact that could occur and lead to misinterpretation.
In addition to the magnetic belt's potential medical applications, it yields very interesting radiographic artifacts.