Flashcards in Random Questions Upper Limb Deck (38):
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:
What is the most distal portion of each metacarpal?
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
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
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
With reference to the plane of the cassette, how should the humeral epicondylar plane be positioned for the lateral projection of the elbow?
Soft tissue radiographs of the elbow in the lateral position are often ordered to demonstrate:
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
Which of the following is show in profile on an AP projection of the humerus?
The largest bone in the proximal row of carpals is the:
Which of the following methods can be used to demonstrate the 1st CMC joint?
1 and 2
In which projection of the upper limb is the fourth digit of the hand not parallel with the cassette?
PA projection of the wrist
Which structure articulates with the semilunar notch?
True or false: The radial head should appear slightly superimposed over the proximal ulna?
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
Where is the semilunar notch located?
Which of the following is shown in profile on a lateral projection of the humerus?
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
Which projection best demonstrates the olecranon process within the olecranon fossa and the coronoid process in profile?
AP Medial oblique projection
Which of the following tangential projections is used to demonstrate the carpal canal?
2 and 3
True or false: The radiographic image for the transthoracic lateral projection should demonstrate the entire humerus projected through the thorax
Which projection of the wrist requires that the radial styloid process be superimposed over the ulnar styloid process?
For the AP projection of the elbow, the humeral epicondyles are:
Parallel to the IR
Which of the following radiographic methods would best demonstrate the coronoid process of the ulna?
45 degree internal oblique projection of the elbow
Which of the following separate the radial head, neck and tuberosity from superimposition on the ulna?
The 10 joints of the upper limb are all:
3. Freely moveable
2 and 3
Which structure is located on the medial side of the distal forearm?
Ulnar styloid process
Where is the capitulum located?
Lateral side of the distal humerus
To obtain an AP projection of the thumb the hand must be placed in
A position of extreme internal rotation
Trapezoid is synonymous with
Which of the following projections will demonstrate the medial carpal bones with open joint spaces?
Which of the following projections would be used to better demonstrate the carpal interspaces?
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
Which of the following projections is most likely to demonstrate the carpal pisiform free of superimposition?
AP medial oblique
Which of the following would not be needed for a radiographic examinations of the upper limb?
Which fat pads are seen on a negative lateral elbow radiograph?
1 and 3
Which of the following projections of the elbow should demonstrate the coronoid process free of superimposition and the olecranon process within the olecranon fossa?