Positioning For Lumbar And Sacral Spine X Rays

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When taking an Oblique Lumbar Spine x ray image, how should the patient be positioned and where should the central ray be focused?
    • A. 

      AP, at an angle of 15-20degrees to the Bucky and the Central Ray should be focused through 1.5" above the Iliac crest

    • B. 

      PA, at an angle of 15-20 degrees to the Bucky and the Central Ray should be focused through 1" above the Iliac crest

    • C. 

      AP, at an angle of 30-45 degrees to the Bucky and the Central Ray should be focused through 1" above the Iliac crest

    • D. 

      PA, at an angle of 30-45 degrees to the Bucky and the Central Ray should be focused through 1.5" above the Iliac crest

  • 2. 
    When taking an AP Lumbar x ray image, where should the central ray be focused?
    • A. 

      1" above the Iliac crest

    • B. 

      1-2" below the Iliac crest

    • C. 

      At the belly button

    • D. 

      Halfway between ASIS and PSIS

  • 3. 
    When taking an AP or Lateral x ray of the lumbar area, what is the OID and the KVP settings?
    • A. 

      40" and 80 kvp

    • B. 

      40" and 90 kvp

    • C. 

      72" and 80 kvp

    • D. 

      72" and 90 kvp

  • 4. 
    When taking the Lateral Lumbar x ray image, how should the patient be positioned and what should their instructions be?
    • A. 

      Standing, arms at sides, "Take a deep breath in, hold it in, and stay very still"

    • B. 

      Standing, humeri parallel to the floor, "Take a deep breath in, push it out, hold it out, and stay very still"

    • C. 

      Standing, humeri parallel to the floor, "Take a deep breath in, hold it in, and stay very still"

    • D. 

      Sitting, arms at sides, "Take a deep breath in, push it out, hold it out, and stay very still"

  • 5. 
    When taking a L5-S1 Spot, a L5-S1 AP Spot, or an AP Pelvis view of the spine, what are the ideal patient instructions?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      "Take shallow breaths and stay very still"

    • D. 

      "Hold your breath and stay very still"

  • 6. 
    When taking the AP Lumbar x ray image, how should the patient be positioned and what should their instructions be?
    • A. 

      Sitting, arms at side, "Take a deep breath in, push it out, hold it out, and stay very still"

    • B. 

      Sitting, humeri parallel to the floor, "Take a deep breath in, hold it in, and stay very still"

    • C. 

      Standing, arms at side, "Take a deep breath in, push it out, hold it out, and stay very still"

    • D. 

      Standing, humeri parallel to the floor, "Take a deep breath in, hold it in, and stay very still"

  • 7. 
    When taking a Lumbar x ray, how should the collimation generally be set?
    • A. 

      1" inside the film size on all sides

    • B. 

      7" x 17"

    • C. 

      10" x 17"

    • D. 

      To the film size

  • 8. 
    Which of the Lumbar and Sacral x ray views involves a tube tilt of 15 degrees?
    • A. 

      AP Lumbo-Pelvic & Lateral Lumbar

    • B. 

      AP Pelvis & L5-S1 Spot

    • C. 

      Oblique Lumbar Spine, Posterior Position

    • D. 

      L5-S1 Spot AP

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 9. 
    When taking the Lateral Lumbar x ray, where should the central ray be positioned?
    • A. 

      1-2" below the Iliac crest

    • B. 

      1" above the Iliac crest

    • C. 

      L1

    • D. 

      Either B or C

  • 10. 
    When doing an AP Pelvis view, how should the patient position their feet?
    • A. 

      However is most comfortable for the patient

    • B. 

      Rotate towards the outside

    • C. 

      Rotate towards the inside

    • D. 

      One foot in front of the other

  • 11. 
    When taking X Rays of the Lumbar and Pelvis, what are the most common images?
    • A. 

      AP, Lateral

    • B. 

      Oblique Posterior, L5-S1 Spot Lateral and AP

    • C. 

      AP Pelvis

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      All of the Above

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