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Which projection should be done first in a trauma situation when c-spine is requested?

Lateral projection

Dorsal decubitus

***remember physician must review this image before any other projections are made***

P. 35 merrill's 2

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True/false

in a trauma situation when performing a lateral c-spine X-ray - if all seven vertebra including the spinous process of c7 and the c7-t1 interspace are not clearly visible a lateral projection of the cervical thoracic region must be performed.

True - however do not move patients arm before confirming with attending physician

P. 35 Merrill's 2

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When performing AP axial projection in TRAUMA. situation - if the patient is not on a backboard or X-ray table then preferably the technologist should lift the patients head and neck.

FALSE

The attending physician should lift the patients head and neck while the radiographer positions IR under the patient

P. 37 MERRILL's 2

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In a trauma situation which projection should be performed to visualize the upper thoracic spine in profile?

A lateral projection of cervicothoracic spine

P. 39 Merrill's 2

4


Which projection should be performed to evaluate free air within the abdomen and why?

The left lateral decubitus position

Because the density of the liver provides good contrast visualization of any free air

P. 44 Merrill's 2

5

Which projection may be done to demonstrate free air if the patient is too ill to be positioned in the left lateral decubitus position?

Lateral projection using the dorsal decubitus position

P. 44

Merrill's 2

6

TRUE OR FALSE

internal projection of the limbs should not be attempted while imaging a pelvis - trauma

True

P. 45
Merrill's 2

7

True or false

Hemorrhagic shock is common with pelvic and abdominal injuries.

True

P. 45

Merrill's 2

8

Diagnosis of a pelvic fracture is often immediately followed by which emergency procedure?

Cystogram

P. 45


Merrill's p. 45