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1.  Which of the following statements is true about tube current?
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B.
C.
D.
2.  The field of view for pituitary gland scans should be ____cm.
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  The first cervical vertebra (C1) is also known as the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  The device in the gantry that measures the intensity of the x-ray beam emanating from the tube is called the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  THe paired bones of the craniofacial area include all of the following except the _______bones:
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  A technologist may administer contrast agents, radiopharmaceuticals, or medications:
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B.
C.
D.
7.  The gelatinous core at the center of an intervertebral disc is called the:
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B.
C.
D.
8.  The image grid on a computer screen is made up of tiny regions called:
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B.
C.
D.
9.  A needle with plastic projections on either side that aid in holding the needle during venipuncture best describes a (an):
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B.
C.
D.
10.  Adverse reactions to contrast media include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
11.  What is the proper patient positioning for axial CT scans of the orbits?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  Which one of the following statements regarding CT scans for air trapping are TRUE?
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B.
C.
D.
13.  The portion of the dura mater that separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum is known as the :
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B.
C.
D.
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14.  Which superficial anterior muscle of the neck is known as the "muscle of facial expression"?
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B.
C.
D.
15.  It is inappropriate for a technologist to ask a patient about which ONE of the following:
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B.
C.
D.
16.  The internal ear contains all of the following structures EXCEPT the:
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B.
C.
D.
17.  The most common reason to perform CT scanning of the lumbar spine is to:
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B.
C.
D.
18.  THe main supply of blood to the spinal cord is delivered by the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Which one of the following is TRUE regarding ionic contrast media?
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  What are the proper kVp/mAs settings for a scan of the soft tissues of the neck?
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B.
C.
D.
21.  The imaging procedure involving the injection of contrast agents into the spinal canal is:
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B.
C.
D.
22.  Spiral/helical CT:
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B.
C.
D.
23.  When conducting CT scans of the ankle, the ankles
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B.
C.
D.
24.  CT scanning of the thoracic spine is indicated for all of the following EXCEPT to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  In abdominal and pelvic CT imaging, IV contrast provides all of the following benefits EXCEPT:
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  The larynx is best visualized with axial slices that are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  Proper patient positioning for CT of the knee is feet first and supine, with the feet:
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  Which one of the following is NOT a structure of the eyeglobe?
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B.
C.
D.
29.  What is the most common indication for CT of the hip?
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B.
C.
D.
30.  The basilar artery divides to form the _______arteries
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B.
C.
D.
31.  Exposure to radiation may affect cells in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
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32.  The maximum degree of percentage of overlap that most CT scanners will recognize
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B.
C.
D.
33.  The maximum diameter of the patient aperture in the gantry of a CT unit is approximately:
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B.
C.
D.
34.  The preferred type of external storage devices used on CT scanning computers is:
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B.
C.
D.
35.  Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the temporomandibular joint?
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B.
C.
D.
36.  Common causes of RLQ pain that may mimic appendicitis, but can be ruled out with CT scanning, include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
37.  In CT scanning of the wrist, the technologist should employ all of the following techniques EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
38.  Second-generation scanners were associated with the introduction of which of the following developments?
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B.
C.
D.
39.  The apices of the lungs are located at the level of the _____vertebra.
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B.
C.
D.
40.  The field of view for an internal auditory canal scan should be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  Phonation technique is sometimes employed in what type of CT scan?
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B.
C.
D.
42.  CT plays a limited role in evaluation of the distal esophagus because:
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B.
C.
D.
43.  In a routine neck scan, a lateral localizer light should be situated:
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B.
C.
D.
44.  The CT urogram is a comprehensive protocol designed to detect or rule out all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
45.  How man cc of contrast is appropriate to deliver for a routine brain scan?
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B.
C.
D.
46.  The major change in CT technology seen with fourth-generation scanners was:
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B.
C.
D.
47.  In addition to having the patient raise the arms above the head, technologists can minimize scan artifacts in musculoskeletal CT imaging by:
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B.
C.
D.
48.  The dorsal tendon group is responsible for:
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B.
C.
D.
49.  The appropriate DFOV in CT scans of the elbow is approximately _____cm.
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B.
C.
D.
50.  Uniphasic, biphasic, and exponential decay all describe types of:
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B.
C.
D.
51.  In an electron beam CT (EBCT) scanner, the type of radiation used to produce the image is:
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B.
C.
D.
52.  The most appropriate landmark to use for orbital scans is the:
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B.
C.
D.
53.  Which one of the following is NOT a factor affecting choice of a particular contrast agent?
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B.
C.
D.
54.  The accumulation of gas between the verterbral disks is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
55.  CT scanning of the pituitary gland generally requires:
A.
B.
C.
D.
56.  The sciatic nerve carries nerve fibers from the vertebral interspaces most prominently at:
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B.
C.
D.
57.  Minimum CT scan times have been reduced from 5 minutes per slice in 1976 to _____seconds per slice in 2004.
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B.
C.
D.
58.  Which of the following structures is best used as a landmark in CT angiography of the brain?
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B.
C.
D.
59.  The tarsal bones of the foot include all of the following except the:
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B.
C.
D.
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60.  CTA may require LOCM injection rats as high as ______mL/sec.
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B.
C.
D.
61.  The term "noise" in CT imaging refers to:
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B.
C.
D.
62.  Which of the following is NOT one of the structures of the temporal bone?
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B.
C.
D.
63.  An appropriate length of scan delay in seconds following contrast injection for orbital scan is:
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B.
C.
D.
64.  To obtain 3D images of the spine, scanning should be conducted using a minimum slice thickness of ___mm and an overlap of ____%.
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B.
C.
D.
65.  The muscles of mastication include all of the following EXCEPT the:
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B.
C.
D.
66.  CT angiography of the brain is indicated in all of the following cases except:
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B.
C.
D.
67.  The posterior margin of the posterior neck muscle triangle is formed by the_______ muscle.
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B.
C.
D.
68.  The area where the trachea bifurcates is called the:
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B.
C.
D.
69.  Which of the following statements about slip ring technology is NOT true?
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B.
C.
D.
70.  The Agaston score is a measurement of the:
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B.
C.
D.
71.  The ________ is/are the smallest of the cranial bones.
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B.
C.
D.
72.  The primary reason for having the patient extend the arms above the head during a thoracic CT scan is that it
A.
B.
C.
D.
73.  If extravasation of contrast occurs, the technologist should do all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
74.  THe vertebral arteries directly supply blood to all the following structures except the:
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B.
C.
D.
75.  How many display fields of view are recommended to obtain a complete CT scan of the neck?
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B.
C.
D.
76.  The correct Hounsfield unit measurement for acute intracranial hemmorhage is:
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B.
C.
D.
77.  The bone that transmittes the weight of the body from the distal portions of the tibia and fibula to the foot is called the:
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B.
C.
D.
78.  The best quality CT images of the sternum are reformatted in the __________planes.
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B.
C.
D.
79.  Collimation in CT scanning does NOT serve which of the following functions?
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B.
C.
D.
80.  Slip ring technology made spiral CT a possibility by:
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B.
C.
D.
81.  The recommended maximum slice thickness for display of CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis is _____mm.
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B.
C.
D.
82.  In a patient with an abdominal mass, CT scanning is used for all of the following EXCEPT?
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B.
C.
D.
83.  The gantry of a CT scanner is NOT likely to contain:
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B.
C.
D.
84.  In order to lower the viscosity of the contrast agent before injection, it should be heated to:
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B.
C.
D.
85.  Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the maxillary sinuses?
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B.
C.
D.
86.  Methods for reducing streak artifacts in patients undergoing routine chest CT include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
87.  Which of the following statements about solid state generators is NOT true?
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B.
C.
D.
88.  What is an appropriate length of scan delay in seconds following contrast injection for CT angiography of the brain?
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B.
C.
D.
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89.  The viscosity of a contrast agent refers to:
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B.
C.
D.
90.  Contrast agents provide superior visibility in an anatomic area due to their ability to absorb:
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B.
C.
D.
91.  Which one of the following is NOT a lobe of the cerebrum?
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B.
C.
D.
92.  The function of the detector is to:
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B.
C.
D.
93.  Uniform marking of the small intestine with oral contrast agents can be achieved by:
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B.
C.
D.
94.  CT scanning exposes the patient to less radiation than a plain x-ray film because:
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B.
C.
D.
95.  The roughened surface on the anterior surface of the tibia that provides an insertion point for the knee cap ligaments is the:
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B.
C.
D.
96.  Gastric tumors most commonly appear on CT as:
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B.
C.
D.
97.  MRI may be of greater value than CT for musculoskeletal imaging of ___.
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B.
C.
D.
98.  Attachment of the vertebral column to the pelvis is provided by the:
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B.
C.
D.
99.  For pituitary scans, intravenous contrast should be injected at a rate of ___cc/sec
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B.
C.
D.
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100.  Bremsstrahlung is:
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B.
C.
D.
101.  The posterior elements of the vertebra are the:
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B.
C.
D.
102.  Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) measures the time required:
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B.
C.
D.
103.  The ______lobe of the brain is responsible for visual perception.
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B.
C.
D.
104.  What are the most appropriate filming parameters/formats for the subdural area of the brain?
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B.
C.
D.
105.  The extraocular muscles of the orbital muscle cone include all of the following EXCEPT the:
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B.
C.
D.
106.  Intravenous contrast is recommended for CT scans of the brain in all cases EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
107.  Which of the following artifacts is also referred to as the cupping artifact?
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B.
C.
D.
108.  The onset of most serious adverse reactions to contrast media occurs ______ post administration
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C.
D.
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109.  X-rays are produced whenever fast moving electrons collide with any form of matter because:
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B.
C.
D.
110.  The late effects of radiation exposure include all of the following EXCEPT development of:
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B.
C.
D.
111.  What type of scout scans should be taken prior to performing craniofacial scans?
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B.
C.
D.
112.  The gantry angle for a sinus cavity CT scan should be:
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B.
C.
D.
113.  Barium should not be used in patients with:
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B.
C.
D.
114.  Which of the following statements concerning CT angiography of the neck is FALSE?
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B.
C.
D.
115.  Which one fo the following cartilages forms the lowest portion of the larynx?
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B.
C.
D.
116.  KV refers to:
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B.
C.
D.
117.  Signs of anaphylactoid reaction to contrast include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
118.  IV contrast is used in CT scans of the hip and pelvis to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
119.  Which of the following terms is used to describe the effectiveness with which the detectors gather the photons transmitted from the patient?
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B.
C.
D.
120.  The ideal kVp/mAs settings for a posterior fossa scan are:
A.
B.
C.
121.  A "top-off" dose refers to:
A.
B.
C.
D.
122.  Which one of the following scapular projections is best described as a flat process that forms the highest point of the scapula?
A.
B.
C.
D.
123.  For the evaluation of herniated dics, CT provides _____________over MRI.
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B.
C.
D.
124.  The measure of the total number of particles in contrast solution per kilogram of water describes:
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B.
C.
D.
125.  A proper IV contrast bolus for a soft-tissue scan of the neck is ___cc at ____cc/sec
A.
B.
C.
D.
126.  A CT scan of the cervical spine should extend from the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
127.  Which one of the following statements regarding the petrous pyramids is FALSE?
A.
B.
C.
D.
128.  Factors to consider in choosing a non-ionic, lower-osmolality agent over an ionic, higher-osmolality agent include all of the following except a history of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
129.  The line that extends from the fold at the corner of the eye to the external hole of the ear is known as the ______line
A.
B.
C.
D.
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130.  The field of view for a craniofacial scan should include the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
131.  If iodinated contrast is used in scans of the humerus and forearm, the appropriate scan delay time is _______sec.
A.
B.
C.
D.
132.  Which ONE of the following is an advantage of an angiocatheter over a butterfly needle?
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B.
C.
D.
133.  The spinal cord originates at the foramen magnum in the skull base and extends approximately to the level of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
134.  The technique of ______is best described as capturing cardica CT images using estimates of the patient's RR interval based on initial electrocardiographic recordings of these intervals:
A.
B.
C.
D.
135.  Which of the following statements regarding CTA of the abdomen is FALSE?
A.
B.
C.
D.
136.  Scan coverage for a temporal bone scan should cover the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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