Positioning For Thoracic Or Dorsal Spine X Rays

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

  
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  • 1. 
    When taking the "Swimmer's View", what are the instructions given to the patient?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Hold your breath and stay very still

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Take a series of shallow breaths


  • 2. 
    When taking the AP Thoracic Spine image, what is the OID and the KVP settings?
    • A. 

      40" and 80 kvp

    • B. 

      72" and 90 kvp

    • C. 

      40" and 90 kvp

    • D. 

      72" and 80 kvp

    • E. 

      40" and 70 kvp


  • 3. 
    When taking the AP Thoracic Spine image, where should the central ray be pointed and where should the top of the film rest in relation to the subject?
    • A. 

      Central Ray should Point at the C7 Prominence and the top of the film should line up with C4

    • B. 

      Central Ray should Point at the center of the sternum and the top of the film should line up with C4

    • C. 

      Central Ray should Point at the C7 Prominence and the top of the film should line up with 1/2" above C7

    • D. 

      Central Ray should Point at the center of the sternum and the top of the film should line up with 1/2" above C7


  • 4. 
    When taking a Lateral Thoracic Spine x ray image, how should the patient be positioned?
    • A. 

      Sitting with arms crossed in lap and left shoulder against bucky

    • B. 

      Standing with humeri parallel to the floor and left shoulder against bucky

    • C. 

      Standing with arms at sides and left shoulder against bucky

    • D. 

      Standing with humeri parallel to the floor and right shoulder against bucky

    • E. 

      Sitting with arms crossed in lap and right shoulder against bucky


  • 5. 
    When taking a "Swimmer's View" image, where should the central ray be pointed and what should the tube tilt be?
    • A. 

      Through C7 Prominence and 15 degree tube tilt towards the head

    • B. 

      Through C7 Prominence and No Tube Tilt

    • C. 

      Through the Inferior Edge of the Scapula and a 15 degree tube tilt towards the head

    • D. 

      Through the Inferior Edge of the Scapula and a 15 degree tube tilt towards the floor

    • E. 

      Through C7 Prominence and 15 degree tube tilt towards the floor


  • 6. 
    Should a patient be sitting or standing for Thoracic spine views?
    • A. 

      Sitting

    • B. 

      Standing

    • C. 

      Makes no difference


  • 7. 
    What should the instructions be to a patient when taking a AP or Lateral Thoracic Spine view?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Take a deep breath in and hold it

    • C. 

      Take very shallow breaths

    • D. 

      Hold very still


  • 8. 
    When taking the Lateral Thoracic Spine image, what is the OID and the KVP settings?
    • A. 

      40" and 80 kvp

    • B. 

      72" and 80 kvp

    • C. 

      72" and 90 kvp

    • D. 

      40" and 90 kvp

    • E. 

      40" and 70 kvp


  • 9. 
    What is the collimation for the AP Thoracic, Lateral Thoracic, and "Swimmer's View" images?
    • A. 

      To Film Size

    • B. 

      10" x 17", 7" x 17", To Film Size

    • C. 

      To Film Size, 7" x 17", 10" x 17"

    • D. 

      7" x 17", 10" x 17", To Film Size


  • 10. 
    When taking a x ray of the "Swimmer's View", what should the OID and the KVP settings be?
    • A. 

      72" and 80 kvp

    • B. 

      40" and 90 kvp

    • C. 

      40" and 80 kvp

    • D. 

      72" and 90 kvp


  • 11. 
    When taking the Lateral Thoracic Spine image, where should the central ray be pointed and where should the top of the film rest in relation to the subject?
    • A. 

      Central Ray should be pointing at the center of the cassette and the top of the film should be 0.5" above C7

    • B. 

      Central Ray should be pointing at T7 through the inferior edge of the scapula and the top of the film should be 1.5" above C7

    • C. 

      Central Ray should be pointing at T7 through the inferior edge of the scapula and the top of the film should be at C7

    • D. 

      Central Ray should be pointing at the center of the cassette and the top of the film should be 1.5" above C7


  • 12. 
    What is the patient position for the "Swimmer's View"?
    • A. 

      Right arm up, Right shoulder against bucky, left arm down and left shoulder depressed

    • B. 

      Left arm up, Left shoulder against bucky, Right arm down and Right shoulder depressed

    • C. 

      Both arms up, with shoulder blades pulled together

    • D. 

      Both arms down with shoulder blades apart


  • 13. 
    The basic images to take of the Thoracic Spine include:
    • A. 

      AP & Lateral

    • B. 

      AP, PA, & Lateral

    • C. 

      PA & Lateral

    • D. 

      Obliques, AP, & Lateral

    • E. 

      AP, Lateral, & Swimmer's View


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