Mammography Practice Test Questions And Answers

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What do you know about a mammogram and mammography? Take this mammography practice test and check your knowledge for the same. Mammography is the process of examining the human breast for diagnosis and screening by using low-energy X-rays. Mammographers use a mammogram to check early signs of breast cancer. If you aspire to be a mammographer, you must pass this quiz with at least 70% marks. Stop wasting your precious time. Play the quiz now. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ACS does not recommend routine mammograms for women below the age of:
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      25

  • 2. 
    Lymph node enlargement, nipple inversion, nipple discharge, skin thickening, and breast lumps are ALWAYS a sign of breast cancer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The only task NOT required of the RT is:
    • A. 

      Validation of the Doctor's requisition with the clinical history given by the patient.

    • B. 

      Diagramming lumps, scars, large moles on the breast.

    • C. 

      Diagnosing the patient's condition

    • D. 

      Choice of technical factors used - determined by patient age, density of breast tissue, equipment characteristics.

  • 4. 
    Which is NOT considered curative breast surgery?
    • A. 

      Core sample biopsy

    • B. 

      lumpectomy

    • C. 

      Quadectomy

    • D. 

      Modified radical mastectomy

  • 5. 
    The reason(s) for performing BSE include:
    • A. 

      To compensate for the inaccuracy in mammograms (up to 20%)

    • B. 

      To detect cancers which are not, even in retrospect, visible on the mammogram

    • C. 

      To involve women who do not have mammograms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    BSE should be done in a random pattern using the fingertips.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    BSE should be performed monthly by all women beginning in their 20's
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It is necessary for the technologist to diagram which of the following:
    • A. 

      Scars

    • B. 

      Tattoos

    • C. 

      Moles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The physical boundaries of the breast include superior to the clavicle, medial to the sternum, inferior to the inframammary crease, and lateral to the midaxillary line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The base of the breast and the inframammary crease are one and the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The tissue type that attenuates the x-ray beam the least is:
    • A. 

      Adipose tissue

    • B. 

      Fibro-glandular tissue

    • C. 

      Fibrous tissue

    • D. 

      Fibro-fatty tissue

  • 12. 
    The tissue type that attenuates the x-ray beam the most is:
    • A. 

      Adipose tissue

    • B. 

      Fibro-glandular tissue

    • C. 

      Fibrous tissue

    • D. 

      Fibro-fatty tissue

  • 13. 
    50% of all breast cancers occur in which quadrant?
    • A. 

      LIQ

    • B. 

      LOQ

    • C. 

      UOQ

    • D. 

      UIQ

  • 14. 
    Choose the correct equation:
    • A. 

      Pixel size = FOV / matrix size

    • B. 

      Pixel size = FOV x matrix size

    • C. 

      Pixel size = matrix size / FOV

    • D. 

      Pixel size = FOV + matrix size

  • 15. 
    Breast cancers arise in which type of tissue?
    • A. 

      Ducts

    • B. 

      Lobules

    • C. 

      Adipose tissue

    • D. 

      A + B

  • 16. 
    The area of the breast that is not visualized on the CC view is:
    • A. 

      Posterior - inferior

    • B. 

      Posterior - superior

    • C. 

      Anterior - inferior

    • D. 

      Anterior - superior

  • 17. 
    Spot compression/coned-down views can:
    • A. 

      Helps separate superimposed tissue

    • B. 

      Increase contrast by reducing scatter

    • C. 

      Help identify subtle findings in dense breasts

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    A grid may be used when performing magnification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    During pre-operative needle localizations, the amount of compression used should be equal to that of the routine mammogram.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    To reduce the patient's radiation dose during pre-operative needle localizations, which of the following can be done:
    • A. 

      Increase the kVp setting

    • B. 

      Use a faster screen/film system

    • C. 

      Exposes only that area of the breast immediately surrounding the area in question

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    To improve the appearance of the specimen on film, one can:
    • A. 

      Magnify the specimen

    • B. 

      Use kVp settings below 25 (molybdenum)

    • C. 

      Compress the specimen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    When using a phototimer, if a plus density setting is used, which of the following will occur? 1. reduction focal spot size 2. increase in mA 3. increase in exposure time
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • C. 

      2 and 3

    • D. 

      3 only

  • 23. 
    The x-ray interaction that provides the contrast for the radiograph is:
    • A. 

      Photoelectric

    • B. 

      Compton

    • C. 

      Pair production

    • D. 

      Coherent

  • 24. 
    Good breast compression is important because it:
    • A. 

      Upper and medial

    • B. 

      Lower and lateral

    • C. 

      Between sternum and clavicle

    • D. 

      Axillary and medial

  • 25. 
    Mammography films show breast calcifications better than chest x-rays because of:
    • A. 

      Makes a more uniform exposure of the entire breast

    • B. 

      Reduces geometric unsharpness

    • C. 

      Reduces exposure time and scattered radiation

    • D. 

      All of the above

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