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1

If the wrist is rotated laterally from a lateral position until it forms a 45 degree angle with the image receptor, the carpal bone separated from the adjacent carpal bones is the:

Pisiform

2

What is the most distal portion of each metacarpal?

Head

3

Which of the following projections clearly demonstrates the scaphoid?
1. PA in Ulnar flexion
2. PA oblique in lateral rotation
3. PA Axial (Stecher method)

1 and 3

4

Which of the following should be on the same plane for the lateral projection of the elbow?
1. Wrist joint
2. Elbow joint
3. Shoulder joint

1,2 and 3

5

A lateral projection of the hand in extension is often recommended to evaluate
1. A fracture
2. A foreign body
3. Soft tissue

2 and 3 only

6

With reference to the plane of the cassette, how should the humeral epicondylar plane be positioned for the lateral projection of the elbow?

Perpendicular

7

Soft tissue radiographs of the elbow in the lateral position are often ordered to demonstrate:

Fat pads

8

A patient is suspected of having a fracture of the 4th metacarpal. Which of the following positions would best demonstrate either anterior or posterior displacement of the fractured bone?

Lateral in flexion

9

Which of the following is show in profile on an AP projection of the humerus?

Greater tubercle

10

The largest bone in the proximal row of carpals is the:

Scaphoid

11

Which of the following methods can be used to demonstrate the 1st CMC joint?
1. Robert
2. Burman
3. Stecher

1 and 2

12

In which projection of the upper limb is the fourth digit of the hand not parallel with the cassette?

PA projection of the wrist

13

Which structure articulates with the semilunar notch?

Trochlea

14

True or false: The radial head should appear slightly superimposed over the proximal ulna?

True

15

The following procedure can be employed to better demonstrate the carpal scaphoid:
1. Elevate the hand and wrist 20 degrees
2. Place the wrist in Ulnar deviation
3. Angle CR 20 degrees distally (toward fingers)

1 and 2 only

16

Where is the semilunar notch located?

Proximal ulna

17

Which of the following is shown in profile on a lateral projection of the humerus?

Lesser tubercle

18

Important considerations for radiographic examinations of traumatic injuries to the upper extremity include:
1. The joint closest to the injured site should be supported during movement of the limb
2. Both joints must be included in long bone studies
3. Two views, 90 degrees to each other are required

2 and 3 only

19

Which projection best demonstrates the olecranon process within the olecranon fossa and the coronoid process in profile?

AP Medial oblique projection

20

Which of the following tangential projections is used to demonstrate the carpal canal?
1. Axial
2. Inferosuperipr
3. Superoinferior

2 and 3

21

True or false: The radiographic image for the transthoracic lateral projection should demonstrate the entire humerus projected through the thorax

False

22

Which projection of the wrist requires that the radial styloid process be superimposed over the ulnar styloid process?

Lateral

23

For the AP projection of the elbow, the humeral epicondyles are:

Parallel to the IR

24

Which of the following radiographic methods would best demonstrate the coronoid process of the ulna?

45 degree internal oblique projection of the elbow

25

Which of the following separate the radial head, neck and tuberosity from superimposition on the ulna?

Lateral oblique

26

The 10 joints of the upper limb are all:
1. Hinge
2. Synovial
3. Freely moveable

2 and 3

27

Which structure is located on the medial side of the distal forearm?

Ulnar styloid process

28

Where is the capitulum located?

Lateral side of the distal humerus

29

To obtain an AP projection of the thumb the hand must be placed in

A position of extreme internal rotation

30

Trapezoid is synonymous with

Lesser multangular

31

Which of the following projections will demonstrate the medial carpal bones with open joint spaces?

Radial flexion

32

Which of the following projections would be used to better demonstrate the carpal interspaces?

AP

33

When positioning for the AP projection of the forearm, select a cassette long enough to include the entire forearm from the _______ of the ulna to the ________of the radius.

Olecranon process; styloid process

34

Which of the following projections is most likely to demonstrate the carpal pisiform free of superimposition?

AP medial oblique

35

Which of the following would not be needed for a radiographic examinations of the upper limb?

Compression band

36

Which fat pads are seen on a negative lateral elbow radiograph?
1. Anterior
2. Posterior
3. Supinator

1 and 3

37

Which of the following projections of the elbow should demonstrate the coronoid process free of superimposition and the olecranon process within the olecranon fossa?

Medial oblique

38

With reference to the capitulum, where is the trochlea located?

Medial