5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Is the process of removing a small sample of bone marrow from a selected site with a needle for the purpose of examining the specimen under a microsccope.
- This procedure measures the bone density more accurately than the dual photon absorptiometry, takes less time, and emits less radiation to the patient.
- Abnormal outward curvature of a portion of the spine, also known as humpback or hunchback.
- Abnormal inward curvature of a portion of the spine, also known as swayback
- A malignant tumor of bones, common in young adults particularly adolescent boys
5 True/False questions
Pagets disease → Involves the intravenous injection of a radioisotope, which is absorbed by the bone. After approximately three hours, the skeleton is scanned with a gamma camera (scanner), moving from one end of the body to the other. The scanner detects the areas where the bone absorbs the isotope and converts the radioactive image to a screen where the concentrations show up as pinpoint dots cast in the image of a skeleton.
Osteoporosis → Predominately in females, fragile bones, loss of bone density, decreased levels of estrogen and calcium.
Osteochondroma → Most common benign bone marrow tumor, usually located within the bone marrow cavity
Osteomalacia → A disease in which bones become abnormally soft due to decreased levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood (rickets)
Scoliosis → Abnormal lateral (sideward) curvature of a portion of the spine.