Positioning For Cervical Spine X Rays

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Test to practice taking X Ray images of the cervical spine. Practice Tube Tilt, Distance, KVP levels, and Positioning.

  
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  • 1. 
    When taking an AP Cervical Open Mouth X Ray Image, what is the ideal position for the patient?
    • A. 

      Patient should be sitting and facing straight ahead with her mouth slightly open.

    • B. 

      Patient should be sitting with her chin tucked in and mouth open as wide as possible.

    • C. 

      Patient should be standing and facing straight ahead with her mouth slightly open.

    • D. 

      Patient should be standing with her chin tucked in and mouth open as wide as possible.

    • E. 

      Patient should be sitting, looking straight ahead, with her mouth as wide open as possible.


  • 2. 
    When taking Oblique Cervical x ray images the body is at ____ degrees, the tube is at ____ degrees, and the central ray is through _____.
    • A. 

      15, 45, C4

    • B. 

      45, 90, C4

    • C. 

      45, 15, C4

    • D. 

      15, 45, the Thyroid Process

    • E. 

      45, 15, the Thyroid Process


  • 3. 
    When taking an Lateral Cervical X Ray Image, what is the Tube Tilt and Distance?
    • A. 

      No Tube Tilt at 40 Inches

    • B. 

      15 degree Tube Tilt towards the floor at 72 Inches

    • C. 

      No Tube Tilt at 72 Inches

    • D. 

      15 Degree Tube Tilt towards the floor at 40 inches


  • 4. 
    When taking an AP Cervical Open Mouth X Ray Image, what is the KVP setting?

  • 5. 
    When taking an AP Cervical Open Mouth X Ray Image, where should the central ray be pointed?
    • A. 

      Through the open mouth

    • B. 

      Through the tip of the nose

    • C. 

      Through the Thyroid Cartilage

    • D. 

      Through C4


  • 6. 
    What does ALARA stand for?
    • A. 

      As Low As Radiologists Accept

    • B. 

      As Low As Reasonably Acceptable

    • C. 

      A Low And Reasonable Allocation


  • 7. 
    For the Flexion and Extension images of the Cervical Spine, what is the KVP setting and distance?
    • A. 

      80 kvp and 40"

    • B. 

      90 kvp and 40"

    • C. 

      80 kvp and 72"

    • D. 

      90 kvp and 72"


  • 8. 
    Besides the AP Cervical and the Lateral Cervical images, what are the other commonly taken images of the cervical spine?
    • A. 

      Posterior Oblique

    • B. 

      Anterior Oblique

    • C. 

      Flexion and Extension

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 9. 
    When collimating a Cervical Spine X Ray image, what should the collimation be set to?
    • A. 

      Film size or smaller

    • B. 

      Slightly larger than the film size

    • C. 

      1" in from all sides

    • D. 

      2" in from all sides

    • E. 

      2" in from width


  • 10. 
    What should the patient instructions be for a Cervical X Ray image?
    • A. 

      Hold still

    • B. 

      Hold your breath and hold still

    • C. 

      Take a deep breath in, push it out, hold it out and hold very still

    • D. 

      Take a deep breath in, hold it in, and hold very still

    • E. 

      Take a serious of shallow breaths


  • 11. 
    When taking a lateral cervical x ray image, where should the central ray be pointed and what should the KVP setting be?
    • A. 

      Central Ray should be pointed at C4 and the KVP should be set at 80 KVP

    • B. 

      Central Ray should be pointed at the Thyroid Process and the KVP should be set at 70 KVP

    • C. 

      Central Ray should be pointed at Thyroid Process and the KVP should be set at 80 KVP

    • D. 

      Central Ray should be pointed at C4 and the KVP should be set at 70 KVP


  • 12. 
    When taking an AP Cervical Open Mouth X Ray Image, what is the Tube Tilt and Distance?
    • A. 

      No Tube Tilt at a Distance of 40 Inches

    • B. 

      15 degree Tube Tilt towards the head at a Distance of 40 Inches

    • C. 

      15 degree Tube Tilt towards the floor at a Distance of 40 Inches

    • D. 

      15 degree Tube Tilt towards the head at a Distance of 72 Inches

    • E. 

      15 degree Tube Tilt towards the floor at a Distance of 72 Inches


  • 13. 
    When taking a lateral Cervical x ray image, which shoulder should be against the Bucky?
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Left

    • C. 

      Neither- Back should be against the Bucky

    • D. 

      Neither- Patient should be facing the Bucky


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