What Do You Know About The Small Bowel X-ray?

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What Do You Know About The Small Bowel X-ray?

A small bowel X-ray (or Small Bowel Series) is a demonstrative technique, which utilizes X-rays and barium sulphate as the contrast agent to acquire clear photos of the small bowel. Take this quiz to find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the main purpose of the small Bowel series?
    • A. 

      To extract information from your abdomen

    • B. 

      To have a clear picture of the spine

    • C. 

      To coat the walls of the abdomen

    • D. 

      To obtain a clear picture of the small bowel

  • 2. 
    Who, out of the following, will perform the small bowel series? A...
    • A. 

      Nurse

    • B. 

      Neurosurgeon

    • C. 

      Radiologist

    • D. 

      Gynaecologist

  • 3. 
    Which of these is an example of contrast agents?
    • A. 

      Barium sulfate

    • B. 

      Sodium sulphide

    • C. 

      X-ray waves

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of a contrast agent in the small bowel series?
    • A. 

      It casts out impurities

    • B. 

      It thickens the linen of the bowel

    • C. 

      It coats the blood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of these is the preliminary of the process?
    • A. 

      An x-ray of the abdomen

    • B. 

      A vascular exercise

    • C. 

      A sedation

    • D. 

      A minimal surgery

  • 6. 
    During the process, the technologist will take an X-ray of the abdomen till...
    • A. 

      Barium reaches the end of the bowel

    • B. 

      The time elapse

    • C. 

      The patient recover

    • D. 

      Barium fills the entire bowel

  • 7. 
    As a technologist, what should you recommend the patient to do so as to help the process?
    • A. 

      Perform X-ray every 30 minutes

    • B. 

      Use sedatives

    • C. 

      Tell the patient to walk between within film

    • D. 

      Use a CT scanner

  • 8. 
    How many hours will the exam take?
    • A. 

      2 hours

    • B. 

      3 hours

    • C. 

      4 hours

    • D. 

      5 hours

  • 9. 
    Which of these is not recommended for patients who would undergo the small bowel X-ray?
    • A. 

      Smoking

    • B. 

      Chewing gum

    • C. 

      Drinking after midnight

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What should a patient do immediately after the examination?
    • A. 

      Sleep

    • B. 

      Take a leisure walk

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      Drink plenty of water

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