Ultimate Quiz On Mammography! Hardest Trivia

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Ultimate Quiz On Mammography! Hardest Trivia

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  • 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