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1

What are the 6 views for the cervical trauma series in order?

-- Lateral
-- APOM
-- AP
-- Anterior obliques
-- Flexion and Extension

2

What views make up the non-trauma sectional cervical series?

-- Lateral
-- APOM
-- AP

3

What is the SID for a lateral cervical view?

72"

4

What is the CR landmark for a lateral cervical view?

C4 (thyroid cartilage)

5

What anatomy must be included in a lateral cervical?

Occipital base to T1

6

What is the collimation for a lateral cervical?

8x10

7

Where does the CR go for an APOM?

Center of mouth (open)

8

What is the collimation for an APOM?

Vertically to below the lens of the eyes and horizontally to mastoids

9

What anatomy must be present for an APOM?

All of C1 and C2

10

Where does the ID blocker go for an AP cervical?

UP

11

What is the tube tilt for an AP cervical?

15 degrees cephalic

12

Where does the CR go for an AP cervical?

C4 (thyroid cartilage)

13

What is the collimation for an AP cervical?

8x10

14

What anatomy must be present for an AP cervical?

C3 to T1 and lung apices

15

What bony feature is superimposed over the base of the occiput in an AP cervical?

Bottom of mandible

16

What is at the center of an AP cervical film?

C4

17

What imaging study is considered the best choice to exclude fracture according to ACR?

High-resolution CT

18

What is the SID for anterior cervical obliques?

72"

19

What is the SID for all cervical views except APOM and AP cervical?

72"

20

What is the SID for APOM and AP cervical?

40"

21

For an anterior cervical oblique, the patient must be rotated how many degrees away from the PA position?

45*

22

What is the tube tilt for anterior cervical obliques?

15 degrees caudal

23

What is the collimation for anterior cervical obliques?

8x10

24

What two cervical films don't have an 8x10 collimation?

APOM, flexion/extension lateral

25

Which cervical series have tube tilts?

Anterior obliques = 15 caudal
Posterior obliques = 15 cephalic
AP cervical - 15 cephalic

26

What are the breathing exercises for all cervical views?

Exhale and hold (for AP and APOM, you can also use "don't breathe and don't move")

27

Which IVFs are visible with right anterior cervical obliques?

Right

28

Which IVFs are visible with left anterior cervical obliques?

Left

29

What anatomy must be present for anterior cervical obliques?

Base of occiput to T1

30

What is the purpose of flexion/extension lateral views?

Demonstrate ligament instability and range of motion

31

What is the collimation for flexion/extension lateral views?

Leave open at 10x12

32

Where do we measure calipers for the swimmer's view?

Under the arms, axilla to axilla

33

Which arm is raised for a swimmer's view?

One closest to film

34

Where is the CR for a swimmer's view?

T1

35

What is the breathing instruction for the swimmer's view?

Exhale and hold

36

What is the purpose for the raised arm with swimmer's?

Acts as a natural filter for cervical spine

37

For a right swimmer's view, which humerus is visible on the inferior aspect of the film?

Left

38

Seating during the cervical series helps to avoid what kind of posture?

Military neck

39

Which is preferred: anterior or posterior cervical obliques and why?

Anterior; radiation protection and shoots into concavity

40

What 5 set ups are all done at 72 SID?

All lateral cervicals, all cervical obliques, PA chest, lateral chest, AP full spine