Angulation of the central ray may be required
1. to avoid superimposition of overlying structures.
2. to avoid foreshortening or self-superimposition.
3. to project through certain articulations.
The body habitus characterized by a long and narrow thoracic cavity and low, midline stomach and gallbladder is the
very large individual with short, wide heart and lungs; high transverse stomach and gallbladder; and peripheral colon; usually demonstrate the greatest motility
smaller in the extreme, with a long thorax; a very long, almost pelvic stomach; and a low medial gallbladder. The colon is medial and redundant.
Which of the following fracture classifications describes a small bony fragment pulled from a bony process?
a small bony fragment pulled from a bony process as a result of a forceful pull of the attached ligament or tendon.
The plane that passes vertically through the body, dividing it into anterior and posterior halves, is termed the
median sagittal, or midsagittal, plane
passes vertically through the midline of the body, dividing it into left and right halves.
The functions of which body system include mineral homeostasis, protection, and triglyceride storage?
Yellow bone marrow
composed mainly of fat cells and stores triglycerides for use as an energy reserve
used to describe the patient who is recumbent (prone, supine, or lateral) with the central ray directed horizontally.
Which of the following are characteristics of the hypersthenic body type?
1. Short, wide, transverse heart
2. High and peripheral large bowel
Which of the following positions is obtained with the patient lying prone recumbent on the radiographic table, and the central ray directed horizontally to the iliac crest?
Ventral decubitus position
Which of the following devices should not be removed before positioning for a radiograph?
1. An antishock garment
2. A pneumatic splint
used when a patient has suffered a traumatic incident and is suffering from internal bleeding; it functions to slow the rate of bleeding.
used to temporarily support a fractured limb until surgery and/or a more permanent cast is in place
Standard radiographic protocols may be reduced to include two views, at right angles to each other, in which of the following situations
Emergency and trauma radiography