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Objective of the Case
1. Recognize artifact
2. identify cause
3. discuss prevention
Information provided to Candidate
Written instructions to:
1. describe the artifact
2. give its cause and
3. describe prevention where applicable
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Findings Expected from Candidate
Summary of Overall Candidate Performance
The question was worth a total of 6 points. The average score was 2.89/6.0 or 48%. Most candidates were able to identify the type of nuclear scan. Many candidates believed the uptake represented a mass. Many candidates that were able to determine it was TcO4 within the esophagus, could not explain how it might arrive there.
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