Flashcards in Specialty Radiography Review Deck (19):
What is the name of the procedure that examines the CNS structures situated within the vertebral canal?
Most pathology and trauma occur:
in the cervical & lumbar areas of the spine.
What are some of the indications for a myelogram?
-Extrinsic spinal cord compression caused by a herniated disk, bone fragment, cyst or tumor
-Spinal cord swelling resulting from traumatic injury
-Identifies narrowing of subarachnoid space
What are some of the contraindications for a myelogram?
-Blood within CSF
-Increased intracranial pressure
-Recent lumbar puncture
What type of injection is used for a myelogram?
Where is the contrast for a myelogram commonly injected?
-L2-L3 or L3-L4 interspace
-Also @ cisterna magna between C1 & occipital bone
What are some common complications of a myelogram?
What is the name of the procedure for radiography of a joint or joints?
What are the most frequent sites for an arthrogram to be performed?
-Knee & shoulder
-Hip, wrist & TMJ
What are some common indications for a knee arthrogram?
-Tears of the joint capsule, menisci or ligatments (trauma)
-Baker’s cyst (nontrauma)
What are indications for a shoulder arthrogram?
-Evaluation of partial or complete tear in rotator cuff or glenoidal labrum
-Persistent pain or weakness
Where is the injection site for a shoulder arthrogram?
-½ inch inferior and lateral to the coracoid process
-Spinal needle is used due to deep location of capsule
What is the name of the radiologic procedure that examines the nonpregnant uterus, accessory organs and vagina?
What are some indications for an HSG?
-Size, shape and position of uterus & uterine tubes
-Delinate lesions (polyps, tumor masses or fistulous tracts)
-Patency of uterine tubes
What are some contraindications for an HSG?
-Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
-Active uterine bleeding
The HSG examination should be scheduled approximately : __________
7 to 10 days after the onset of menstruation.
What position will be the patient be placed in to facilitate the flow of contrast during an HSG?
Where should the contrast spill out into when performing an HSG?