Radiography Terminology

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Radiography Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz on radiography, test yourself on all the different vocabulary and terminology associated with the practice of using X-rays to create images of the internal structure of objects. Think you know all the definitions?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Projection mean?
  • 2. 
    What is an AP Projection? (anteroposterior)
    • A. 

      CR enters the posterior and exits anterior

    • B. 

      CR enters the anterior and exits the posterior

    • C. 

      CR enters anterior at an angle and exits posteriorly

    • D. 

      CR skims the surface

  • 3. 
    What is a PA Projection?
    • A. 

      CR enters anterior and exits posterior

    • B. 

      CR enters at an angle anterior and exits through posterior

    • C. 

      CR enters posterior and exits anterior

    • D. 

      CR enters lateral aspect of forearm and exits the medial aspect

  • 4. 
    What is an Axial projection?
    • A. 

      CR enters anterior at an angle and exits the posterior

    • B. 

      CR enters anterior and exits posterior

    • C. 

      CR skims the surface

    • D. 

      CR enters posterior and exits anterior

  • 5. 
    What is a Tangential Projection?
    • A. 

      CR enters anterior at an angle and exits posterior

    • B. 

      CR enters anterior and exits posterior

    • C. 

      CR enters laterally of the forearm and exits medially

    • D. 

      CR skims the surface of the skull

  • 6. 
    What is a Lateral Projection?
    • A. 

      Patient is placed in the right lateral position

    • B. 

      Right side of chest is touching IR

    • C. 

      CR enters the left or opposite side of body

  • 7. 
    What is a Lateromedial Projection?
    • A. 

      CR enters lateral aspect of forearm and exits the medial aspect

    • B. 

      CR enters the left and the patient's right side is placed on the IR

    • C. 

      CR enters anterior at an angle and exits posterior

    • D. 

      CR skims the surface

  • 8. 
    An Oblique Projection is when entire body or body part is rotated so the CR enters posterior and exits anterior
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What does the term Position mean?
    • A. 

      Refers to body position

    • B. 

      Patient's PHYSICAL position

    • C. 

      Overall posture of patient

  • 10. 
    What is Supine Position?
    • A. 

      Lying face down

    • B. 

      Lying on back

    • C. 

      Lying on side

    • D. 

      Standing up

  • 11. 
    What is Prone position?
    • A. 

      Lying on back

    • B. 

      Lying face down or on stomach

    • C. 

      Sitting up

    • D. 

      Standing erect

  • 12. 
    What is Trendelenburg Position?
    • A. 

      On back with head LOWER than feet

    • B. 

      Head downward and feet higher than head

    • C. 

      Recumbent

  • 13. 
    What is Fowler Position?
    • A. 

      On back with feet LOWER than head

    • B. 

      Head tilted upward and feet lower than head

    • C. 

      Erect

  • 14. 
    Specific placement of the body in relation to the Image Receptor (IR) during imaging is generally referred to as the "Radiographic Position?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the normal position for a CXR (chest x-ray)?
    • A. 

      Left Lateral Radiographic Position

    • B. 

      Left Oblique

    • C. 

      Anteroposterior

    • D. 

      Posteroanterior

  • 16. 
    What part of the body is closest to the IR in an LPO (Left Posterior Oblique) ?
    • A. 

      Right Back

    • B. 

      Left Back

    • C. 

      Left Front

    • D. 

      Right Front

  • 17. 
    What part of the body is closest to the IR in an RPO (Right Posterior Oblique) ?
    • A. 

      Right Back

    • B. 

      Right Front

    • C. 

      Left Back

    • D. 

      Left Front

  • 18. 
    What part of the body is closest to the IR in an LAO (Left Anterior Oblique) ?
    • A. 

      Left Front

    • B. 

      Right Front

    • C. 

      Left Back

    • D. 

      Right Back

  • 19. 
    What part of the body is closest to the IR in an RAO (Right Anterior Oblique) ?
    • A. 

      Left Front

    • B. 

      Right Front

    • C. 

      Right Back

    • D. 

      Left Back

  • 20. 
    A Decubitus position is when patient is lying down and the CR is horizontal and parallel with the floor?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A Lordotic position is whe a patient is leaning backwards while in the upright position and only the shoulders are in contact with the IR
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What does the Appendicular Skeleton consist of?
    • A. 

      Upper Extremities

    • B. 

      Lower Extremities

    • C. 

      Shoulders

    • D. 

      Pelvis

  • 23. 
    What does the Axial Skeleton consist of?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Vertebral Column

    • C. 

      Sternum & Ribs