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Clinical Assessment Study Set 1

Medicine

Quiz 10 :

Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph

Quiz 10 :

Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph

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Electrons coming off the cathode in an x-ray machine are focused to hit a small area of the anode called the:
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Which of the following views is most helpful in identifying a pneumothorax?
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AP portable films are obtained to evaluate which of the following? 1) Lung status 2) Lung tumor growth 3) Line and tubing positions 4) Results of invasive therapeutic procedures
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A lateral decubitus view is able to detect as little as _____ mL of the pleural fluid.
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Which of the following terms defines high-density tissues on the x-ray film?
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Which of the following tissues will look radiolucent on a chest radiograph?
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Which of the following views provides less cardiac magnification and a sharper view of the left lower lobe?
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The ability of x-rays to penetrate matter is inversely proportional to which of the following physical properties of matter?
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What breathing instruction is a patient given immediately before an anteroposterior (AP) or posteroanterior (PA) chest radiograph?
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The presence of the characteristic "signet sign" in a computed tomography (CT) scan is consistent with which of the following diseases?
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To minimize the magnification associated with portable films, how far should the patient and the film be from the source of the x-rays in a conventional chest x-ray?
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A portable film is ordered immediately after a patient is intubated in the emergency department. Which of the following distances confirms proper placement of the endotracheal tube?
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A male patient who is standing upright with his back to the x-ray tube, his anterior thorax pressed against a metal cassette containing the film, and his arms positioned out of the way is positioned for what x-ray view?
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As a patient who is being positioned for a chest x-ray is moved closer to the source of the x-rays, what happens to the shadows of anatomic structures seen on the chest film?
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Which of the following statements are considered an indication for obtaining a radiograph? 1) Determine the appropriate therapy. 2) Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. 3) Detect alterations of the lung caused by pathologic processes. 4) Diagnose specific diseases.
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Which of the following tissues represent the four distinct densities recognized in the x-ray (from higher to lower density)?
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A portable film is ordered immediately after a central venous pressure (CVP) catheter is placed via the subclavian vein. Which of the following is the correct placement site for the catheter?
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Which of the following views is used to see whether free fluid (pleural effusion or blood) is present in the chest in the left pleural region?
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Which of the following forms of radiologic assessment is most useful for studying the distribution of ventilation and perfusion and the effects that diseases may have on these two important functions?
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In which of the following areas has magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated superiority over CT scanning?
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