CT Registry Preparation Quiz

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Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts. Anatomy is a branch of natural science which deals with the structural organization of living things. Here is an Anatomy quiz to get ready for the CT registry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Clinical indications for musculoskeletal CT include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Evaulation of trauma

    • B. 

      Detection of metastatic disease

    • C. 

      Determining the extent of ishemic bone

    • D. 

      Evaluation of metabolic disease

  • 2. 
    Contrast-enhanced CT is indicated to diagnose all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Primary tumors

    • B. 

      Metastases

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Spinal cord integrity

  • 3. 
    CT may be preferable to MRI in the knee for all of the following indications EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Evaluation of anterior cruciate liagament tears

    • B. 

      Presurgical mapping of the area

    • C. 

      Detection of patellofemoral disorders

    • D. 

      Detection of bony lesions

  • 4. 
    CT of the scapula is used for all of the following applications EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Detecting fractures that cannot be seen on plain film x-ray

    • B. 

      As a replacement for arthrography to assess the integrity of the rotator cuff

    • C. 

      Mapping out the relationship among bone fragments in cases of complex fracture

    • D. 

      Determining the degree of fracture displacement from trauma

  • 5. 
    The blood vessel of the lower extremity that is the major source of thrombi leading to pulmonary embolism is the:
    • A. 

      Popliteal vein

    • B. 

      Popliteal fossa

    • C. 

      Posterior tibial artery

    • D. 

      Femoral artery

  • 6. 
    The ______ muscle of the rotator cuff is responsible for providing outward rotation of the arm
    • A. 

      Infraspinatus

    • B. 

      Supraspinatus

    • C. 

      Subscapularis

    • D. 

      Deltoid

  • 7. 
    A typical concentration of iodinated contrast used in musculoskeletal CT studies is _____mgI/mL.
    • A. 

      150

    • B. 

      240

    • C. 

      320

    • D. 

      400

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a bony structure of the pelvis?
    • A. 

      Talus

    • B. 

      Ilium

    • C. 

      Ischium

    • D. 

      Pubic ramis

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a potential risk factor for an adverse reaction to iodinated contrast?
    • A. 

      History of diabetes

    • B. 

      Congestive heart failure

    • C. 

      History of sever hypersensitivity to insect stings

    • D. 

      Renal disease

  • 10. 
    The _______muscle provides teh strongest flexing action for the hip
    • A. 

      Iliopsoas

    • B. 

      Ligamentum teres

    • C. 

      Pubofemoral teres

    • D. 

      Iliofemoral

  • 11. 
    Which one of the following statements regarding breath-holding during the CT examination is TRUE?
    • A. 

      The excellent spatial resolution of 16-slice scanners means that breath-holds are no longer required

    • B. 

      Although scan times are shorter, a breath hold of up to 30 seconds may be needed, as scans are now covering wider body areas

    • C. 

      The use of iodinated contrast may interefere with breath-holding

    • D. 

      Breathing during the scan increases the riskk of streak artifacts

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following statements regarding CT of the sternoclavicular joint is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Most injuries to this joint are caused by penetrating trauma

    • B. 

      Fractures may be accompanied by fractures of the superior ribs

    • C. 

      IV contrast should be given in cases of joint dislocation to rule out injury to the great vessels

    • D. 

      Fractures of the shoulder joint should also be suspected with sternoclavicular joint injury

  • 13. 
    CT should not be used if the patient is wearing a plaster cast.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following statements regarding the acetabulum is FALSE?
    • A. 

      It is composed of the ilium, the ishium, and the pubis

    • B. 

      It articulates with the femur to form the hip joint

    • C. 

      Its fossa contains the femoral head as well as the principle ligaments of the hip joint

    • D. 

      It appears as three distinct columns on axial cross-sectional images

  • 15. 
    The brachial artery:
    • A. 

      Is the primary blood supply to the elbow

    • B. 

      Branches below the elbow to form the radial and ulnar arteries

    • C. 

      Supplies only 30% of blood to the elbow

    • D. 

      Is easily visualized in the antecubital fossa

  • 16. 
    The ______process of the sternum is used as a landmark in localizer scans
    • A. 

      Manubrium

    • B. 

      Jugular notch

    • C. 

      Xiphoid

    • D. 

      Sternal angle

  • 17. 
    The _____tendon is the most frequently injured tendon of the rotator cuff
    • A. 

      Biceps

    • B. 

      Supraspinatus

    • C. 

      Acromioclavicular

    • D. 

      Glenoid

  • 18. 
    The thoracic region of the spinal column contains ___ vertebrae.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

  • 19. 
    The intervertebral foramina:
    • A. 

      Are formed by the superior and anterior notches of adjacent vertebrae

    • B. 

      Are only present in the lumbar vertebrae

    • C. 

      Allow for the ingress and egress of nerve root

    • D. 

      Serve as attachment sites for the muscles of the back

  • 20. 
    Indications for routine CT of the cervical spine include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Fracture

    • B. 

      Osteogenesis imperfecta

    • C. 

      Radiculopathy

    • D. 

      Stenosis

  • 21. 
    The recommended display slice thickness for a routine cervical spine scan using a 16-slice CT scanner is ____mm.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 22. 
    For a CT scan of the lumbar spine requiring contrast, the contrast should be injected at a rate of ___ cc/sec.
    • A. 

    • B. 

      1-1.5

    • C. 

      1-2

    • D. 

      2.5

  • 23. 
    Patients who have had a prior allergic reaction to a contrast agent should be asked all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      How were the symptoms?

    • B. 

      Were you hospitalized for the reaction?

    • C. 

      How were the symptoms treated?

    • D. 

      Are you allergic to shellfish?

  • 24. 
    The most common patient position for spine and musculoskeletal scanning is:
    • A. 

      Feet first, supine

    • B. 

      Head first, supine

    • C. 

      Head first, prone

    • D. 

      Decubitis

  • 25. 
    All of the following sections of the scapula serve as attachment sites for muscles EXCEPT the:
    • A. 

      Scapular spine

    • B. 

      Acromion

    • C. 

      Glenoid fossa

    • D. 

      Glenoid process

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