Flashcards in Cervicals Deck (40):
What are the 6 views for the cervical trauma series in order?
-- Anterior obliques
-- Flexion and Extension
What views make up the non-trauma sectional cervical series?
What is the SID for a lateral cervical view?
What is the CR landmark for a lateral cervical view?
C4 (thyroid cartilage)
What anatomy must be included in a lateral cervical?
Occipital base to T1
What is the collimation for a lateral cervical?
Where does the CR go for an APOM?
Center of mouth (open)
What is the collimation for an APOM?
Vertically to below the lens of the eyes and horizontally to mastoids
What anatomy must be present for an APOM?
All of C1 and C2
Where does the ID blocker go for an AP cervical?
What is the tube tilt for an AP cervical?
15 degrees cephalic
Where does the CR go for an AP cervical?
C4 (thyroid cartilage)
What is the collimation for an AP cervical?
What anatomy must be present for an AP cervical?
C3 to T1 and lung apices
What bony feature is superimposed over the base of the occiput in an AP cervical?
Bottom of mandible
What is at the center of an AP cervical film?
What imaging study is considered the best choice to exclude fracture according to ACR?
What is the SID for anterior cervical obliques?
What is the SID for all cervical views except APOM and AP cervical?
What is the SID for APOM and AP cervical?
For an anterior cervical oblique, the patient must be rotated how many degrees away from the PA position?
What is the tube tilt for anterior cervical obliques?
15 degrees caudal
What is the collimation for anterior cervical obliques?
What two cervical films don't have an 8x10 collimation?
APOM, flexion/extension lateral
Which cervical series have tube tilts?
Anterior obliques = 15 caudal
Posterior obliques = 15 cephalic
AP cervical - 15 cephalic
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")
Which IVFs are visible with right anterior cervical obliques?
Which IVFs are visible with left anterior cervical obliques?
What anatomy must be present for anterior cervical obliques?
Base of occiput to T1
What is the purpose of flexion/extension lateral views?
Demonstrate ligament instability and range of motion
What is the collimation for flexion/extension lateral views?
Leave open at 10x12
Where do we measure calipers for the swimmer's view?
Under the arms, axilla to axilla
Which arm is raised for a swimmer's view?
One closest to film
Where is the CR for a swimmer's view?
What is the breathing instruction for the swimmer's view?
Exhale and hold
What is the purpose for the raised arm with swimmer's?
Acts as a natural filter for cervical spine
For a right swimmer's view, which humerus is visible on the inferior aspect of the film?
Seating during the cervical series helps to avoid what kind of posture?
Which is preferred: anterior or posterior cervical obliques and why?
Anterior; radiation protection and shoots into concavity