Chest And Abdominal Radiography Test! Trivia Quiz

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Chest And Abdominal Radiography Test! Trivia Quiz

As a medical practitioner you may be requested to carry out a chest and abdominal radiography test for some of your patients and it is important to know how to do it and interpret the results. The quiz below is designed to see just how well informed you are when it comes to the given task. Give it a try and gauge your understanding!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An optimal chest x-ray should include sharply defined: 1. Lung markings 2. Diaphragm 3. Heart borders 4. Greater vessels 5. bony cortical outlines. 
    • A. 

      1, 2, 3, and 5

    • B. 

      1, 2, and 5

    • C. 

      1, 2, 4, and 5

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

  • 2. 
    Image analysis of a chest x-ray would include: 1.Presence of facility's identification 2. Presence of a right or left marker 3. No evidence of preventable artifacts 4. Demonstration of the kidney shadows 5. demonstration of the thoracic vertebrae and mediastinal structures
    • A. 

      2, 3, 4, 5

    • B. 

      1, 2, 3, 4

    • C. 

      3, 4, 5

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3, 5

  • 3. 
    On a PA chest x-ray, the thoracic vertebrae should not be visible.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    What indicates adequate beam penetration on a PA chest image?
    • A. 

      Demonstration of mediastinal structures

    • B. 

      Demonstration of thoracic vertebrae

    • C. 

      Demonstration of cervical vertebrae

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • E. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 5. 
    Contrast and density should be adjusted so as to make fluid levels in the lungs invisible on a chest x-ray.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 6. 
    Contrast and density are inadequate when the vascular lung markings and fluid levels or air within the pleural cavity, when present, are demonstrated.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 7. 
    Beam penetration is adequate on a posteroanterior (PA) chest image when the thoracic vertebrae and anterior ribs are seen through the heart and mediastinal structures.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 8. 
    Beam penetration is adequate on a posteroanterior (PA) chest image when the thoracic vertebrae and posterior ribs are seen through the heart and mediastinal structures.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    The absence of lung markings on a PA chest is indicative of a possible: 1. pneumothorax 2. pneumectomy 3. emphysema
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      3 only

    • D. 

      1 and 2 only

    • E. 

      2 and 3 only

  • 10. 
    Which is an indicator of rotation on a PA chest radiograph?
    • A. 

      Unequal distances between the vertebral column and the sternal extremity of the clavicle.

    • B. 

      Unequal length of the posterior ribs right and left of the vertebral column.

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      Neither A or B are correct

  • 11. 
    Both lungs, from the apices to the costophrenic angles should be included on a PA chest x-ray.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 12. 
    On a PA chest with no rotation, which posterior ribs should normally appear longer?
    • A. 

      Right side should be longer for each corresponding pair of ribs

    • B. 

      Right side should be longer for each corresponding pair of ribs

    • C. 

      Each sides should be of equal length for each corresponding pair of ribs

    • D. 

      Only the anterior ribs are observed to check for rotation

  • 13. 
    On a PA chest, the clavicles should be on the same _____________________.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal plane

    • B. 

      Vertical plane

    • C. 

      Coronal plane

    • D. 

      Horizontal plane

  • 14. 
    On an optimal PA chest, the scapulae are barely visible inside the mid-portion of each lung.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 15. 
    On a PA chest, the manubrium is superimposed by the T-4, with approximately ______ of the apical lung field visible above the clavicles.
    • A. 

      1 inch

    • B. 

      2 inches

    • C. 

      3 inches

    • D. 

      4 inches

  • 16. 
    On a PA chest, what structure is superimposed over the fourth thoracic vertebra?
    • A. 

      Xiphoid tip

    • B. 

      Clavicle

    • C. 

      Gladiolus

    • D. 

      Manubrium

  • 17. 
    How many anterior ribs should be visible above the diaphragm on a fully aerated PA chest?
    • A. 

      9-10

    • B. 

      10-11

    • C. 

      11-12

    • D. 

      The visibility of the posterior ribs, not anterior, should be observed when checking for complete aeration of the lungs.

  • 18. 
    How many posterior ribs should be visible above the diaphragm on a fully aerated PA chest?
    • A. 

      9-10

    • B. 

      10-11

    • C. 

      11-12

    • D. 

      The visibility of the anterior ribs, not posterior, should be observed when checking for complete aeration of the lungs.

  • 19. 
    What is the best way to ensure full aeration of the lungs for a PA chest?
    • A. 

      Exposure should be made before any full inspiration.

    • B. 

      Exposure should be made on the second full inspiration.

    • C. 

      Exposure should be made as the patient begins to expire.

    • D. 

      The exam should be done supine.

  • 20. 
    On a left lateral chest position, the _________________ should be at the center of the collimation field a the level of the 8th thoracic vertebra.
    • A. 

      Midsagittal plane

    • B. 

      Midcoronal plane

    • C. 

      Sternal ends of the clavicles

    • D. 

      Transverse plane

  • 21. 
    Which of the following statements is not accurate when evaluating a left lateral chest image? 1. Posterior and anterior ribs are nearly superimposed 2. No more than a 1-inch space should be demonstrated between the posterior and anterior ribs 3. The sternum is demonstrated in lateral profile 4. The thoracic intervertebral foramina are closed
    • A. 

      1, 2, and 3 only

    • B. 

      1 and 3 only

    • C. 

      2 and 4 only

    • D. 

      2, 3, and 4

    • E. 

      1, 2, 3, and 4

  • 22. 
    On a left lateral chest, the CR should enter at the level of ________________.
    • A. 

      Vertebral prominens

    • B. 

      T-4

    • C. 

      T-7

    • D. 

      T-8

    • E. 

      T-10

  • 23. 
    Posterior ribs should be included in the collimation field in a left lateral chest x-ray.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 24. 
    Which of the following structures should be parallel to the IR to avoid rotation when performing a left lateral chest exam? 1. shoulders 2. posterior ribs 3. posterior pelvic wings
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      1, 2, and 3

    • D. 

      None of these structures should be positioned parallel to the IR.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following structures should be perpendicular to the IR to avoid rotation when performing a left lateral chest exam? 1. shoulders 2. posterior ribs 3. posterior pelvic wings
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      1, 2, and 3

    • D. 

      None of these structures should be positioned perpendicular to the IR.