Cross-sectional Anatomy Test! Radiography Trivia Quiz

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Cross-sectional Anatomy Test! Radiography Trivia Quiz

The quiz below is designed to help you when it comes to the cross-sectional anatomy test and it focuses mostly on the radiography topic. Do you feel like you have what it takes to answer each question correctly or do you need more time to study? The quiz below will help you answer it. Give it a try and all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In upper extremity radiography, the _________________ should be sharply defined.
    • A. 

      Bony cortical outlines

    • B. 

      Trabecular patterns

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      Neither A or B are correct.

  • 2. 
    In upper extremity radiography, the ___________ axis of the imaged part is aligned with ______________ axis of the collimation field.
    • A. 

      Short : short

    • B. 

      Short : long

    • C. 

      Long : long

    • D. 

      Long : short

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The kVp range for finger radiography is ______________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 4. 
    The kVp range for x-raying the thumb is ____________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 5. 
    The kVp range for an x-ray of a PA hand is ____________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 6. 
    The kVp range for an oblique and/or lateral hand is _____________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 7. 
    A wrist is normally radiographed at a kVp of __________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 8. 
    A forearm is radiographed at a kVp range of ____________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 9. 
    An elbow is radiographed at a kVp of ___________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 10. 
    A humerus is radiographed at a kVp range of ___________.
    • A. 

      45-55

    • B. 

      50-60

    • C. 

      55-65

    • D. 

      65-75

  • 11. 
    Which of the following parts have a normal kVp range of 55-65?   1. Finger 2. AP hand 3. Oblique hand 4. Lateral hand
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      3 and 4

    • D. 

      2, 3, and 4

    • E. 

      1, 2, 3, and 4

  • 12. 
    Which of the following parts is x-rayed at the highest kVp range?
    • A. 

      Forearm

    • B. 

      Elbow

    • C. 

      Lateral hand

    • D. 

      Humerus

  • 13. 
    Why is medial rotation the most common rotation error in an image of the PA finger?
    • A. 

      It is impossible for the finger to rotate laterally even slightly.

    • B. 

      The wrist is angled medially in its natural position..

    • C. 

      The thumb prevents the hand from rotating laterally

    • D. 

      Medial rotation is not the most common rotation error.

  • 14. 
    How can soft tissue overlap between fingers be avoided in PA hand and finger x-rays?
    • A. 

      Rotate the part laterally slightly.

    • B. 

      Spread the fingers slightly.

    • C. 

      Support the hand with a sponge.

    • D. 

      Soft tissue overlap is actually desirable in these types of images.

  • 15. 
    A  finger x-ray should have the CR centered perpendicular to the finger at the ______________.
    • A. 

      IR

    • B. 

      DIP

    • C. 

      PIP

    • D. 

      Halfway down the metacarpal.

  • 16. 
    What type of adjustment might be necessary to open the joint spaces in the finger of a patient who cannot extend the affected finger?
    • A. 

      Perform an AP projection.

    • B. 

      Angle the tube caudad toward the joint at about 20 degrees. (Toward the distal end of the phalanx.)

    • C. 

      Apply pressure until the finger is fully extended.

    • D. 

      It is not important to see the joint space so no adjustment is necessary.

  • 17. 
    What is likely to occur if the finger is not fully extended for a PA finger radiograph? 1. the MP and IP joint spaces will not be open 2. the phalanx will be elongated 3. the phalanx will be foreshortened
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      None of these is likely to occur

  • 18. 
    Extending the finger helps to keep the joint spaces open in a finger x-ray.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    In a PA finger exam, the thumb usually keeps the finger from rotating medially.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
    ____________ of the metacarpal should be included in the collimation field when x-raying a finger in the PA position.
    • A. 

      All

    • B. 

      One half

    • C. 

      One third

    • D. 

      One fourth

    • E. 

      None

  • 21. 
    A PA oblique finger and PA oblique hand both require _________________ degrees of rotation.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      75

  • 22. 
    Which type of rotation of the finger and hand is usually easier for the patient when performing a PA oblique of the finger?
    • A. 

      Internal (medial)

    • B. 

      External (lateral)

    • C. 

      Inferior

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    For a PA oblique of the finger, the fingers are extended and maintained at an angle to the IR to keep open the joint spaces.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 24. 
    The centering point is the same for all three regular views of the finger.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 25. 
    On a PA oblique of the hand or finger, the part is rotated 45 degrees from the AP position.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 26. 
    In radiographic exams of the finger, keeping the part perpendicular to the IR and fully extended helps to keep the joint space open and to avoid foreshortening.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 27. 
    Which finger, if being radiographed, usually requires internal rotation for a lateral projection? 1. 2nd digit 2. 3rd digit 3. 4th digit 4. 5th digit
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      3 and 4 only

    • D. 

      4 only

    • E. 

      3, 4, and 5 only

  • 28. 
    Which finger, if being radiographed, usually requires external rotation for a lateral projection? 1. 2nd digit 2. 3rd digit 3. 4th digit 4. 5th digit
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      3 and 4 only

    • D. 

      4 only

    • E. 

      1, 2, and 3 only

  • 29. 
    The unaffected fingers should be ______________ for a lateral finger projection.
    • A. 

      Extended

    • B. 

      Flexed

    • C. 

      Obliqued 45 degrees

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    For a finger radiograph, the IP joints should be open for all views except the lateral.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 31. 
    Which digit is normally imaged AP instead of PA?
    • A. 

      1st digit

    • B. 

      2nd digit

    • C. 

      3rd digit

    • D. 

      5th digit

  • 32. 
    During an AP projection of the thumb, which side of the thumbnail should be visible once the nail is placed against the IR?
    • A. 

      Lateral side of the nail

    • B. 

      Medial side of the nail

    • C. 

      Both sides of the nail

    • D. 

      Neither side of the nail

  • 33. 
    When the thumb is rotated away from the AP position, the amount of midshaft concavity increases on the side of the thumb toward which the anterior surface rotates. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 34. 
    When the thumb is rotated away from the AP position, the amount of midshaft concavity ____________ on the side of the thumb toward which the _____________ surface rotates. 
    • A. 

      Decreases : anterior

    • B. 

      Increases : anterior

    • C. 

      Decreases : posterior

    • D. 

      Increases : posterior

  • 35. 
    The phalanges of the thumb will naturally project foreshortened and the joint spaces will be closed on an AP projection of the thumb, even when properly positioned.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 36. 
    What can the patient do to maintain positioning support during an AP thumb exam?
    • A. 

      The patient can interlock their fingers.

    • B. 

      The patient can use the other hand to pull the lateral palmar surface toward their body.

    • C. 

      The patient can use the other hand to push the dorsal surface of the hand away from them.

    • D. 

      The patient can use their other hand to pull the medial palmar surface toward their body.

  • 37. 
    Why are the fingers and hand flexed for a lateral thumb projection?
    • A. 

      This naturally rotates the thumb into a lateral position.

    • B. 

      This provides pain relief for traumatic injuries.

    • C. 

      This prevents any superimposition by the metacarpals.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    The central ray for a radiograph of the thumb is positioned _______________. 1.      at the MP joint 2.      perpendicular to the extended thumb 3.      at a cephalad angle of about 15 degrees
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, and 3

  • 39. 
    Placing the palmar surface flat on the image receptor will naturally place the thumb in a __________________ position.
    • A. 

      45 degree lateral oblique

    • B. 

      45 degree medial oblique

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      AP