Veterinary Radiography Ch 12

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C. 12: General principles of positioning radiography in veterinary technology (4th ed. ) - Lisa M Lavin


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fill in the blanks from the following choices. When radiographing a dorsopalmar view of an animal's limb, the primary x-ray beam enters the _________ of the paw and exits through the _________ aspect.
    • A. 

      Cranial aspect; caudal aspect

    • B. 

      Dorsal aspect; palmar aspect

    • C. 

      Medial aspect; lateral aspect

    • D. 

      Lateral aspect; medial aspect

  • 2. 
    The positional term used to describe the part of the pelvic limb found toward the tail and proximal to the tarsus (hock) is:
    • A. 

      Caudal

    • B. 

      Plantar

    • C. 

      Rostral

    • D. 

      Palmar

  • 3. 
    If a body part to be radiographed has a significant difference in desnity betwen its thickest and thinnest parts, do the following:
    • A. 

      Measure and radiograph the thickest part

    • B. 

      Measure and radiograph the thinnest part

    • C. 

      Use the average measurement to determine the area over which to center the x-ray beam

    • D. 

      Take two separate exposures with different measurements

  • 4. 
    True/False: Two views at 180-degree angles from each other are always required for each anatomic part.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The anatomic area of interest should be as close to the film as possible in order to do the following:
    • A. 

      Reduce distortion

    • B. 

      Increase magnification

    • C. 

      Enlarge the area of interest as much as possible

    • D. 

      Keep the structure as far from the cathode as possible

  • 6. 
    What is the minimum desired thickness of lead sheets used to block films?
    • A. 

      1 mm

    • B. 

      5 mm

    • C. 

      2 mm

    • D. 

      2 cm

  • 7. 
    What can be used in place of a lead sheet to block part of a film?
    • A. 

      Another cassette

    • B. 

      Collimating as close to the area as possible

    • C. 

      Thick books

    • D. 

      Lead-lined gloves

  • 8. 
    When radiographing a dog's abdomen, where should the primary x-ray be focused?
    • A. 

      Cranial border of eleventh rib

    • B. 

      Caudal border of thirteenth rib

    • C. 

      Xiphoid

    • D. 

      Cranial border of thirteenth rib

  • 9. 
    If an animal's thorax is radiographed while in right lateral recumbency, what marker should be used?
    • A. 

      R

    • B. 

      L

    • C. 

      RF

    • D. 

      LF

  • 10. 
    Where should the marker be placed for a limb radiographed in lateral recumbency?
    • A. 

      Dorsal to the limb

    • B. 

      Caudal to the limb

    • C. 

      At the most distal aspect of the limb

    • D. 

      Cranial to the limb

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