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A patient schedules an Appt for a barium enema on Friday at 8 am. The patient is given the intestinal prep and instructions to follow. The scheduling department instructs the patient to arrive at 7:45 am in the radiology department. The patient is considered which of the following?
A. In Patient
B. out-patient
C. emergency department patient
D. temporary admit

out patient


The health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996 (HIPAA) legislation affects radiology, and other hospital departments by its focus on:
a. patient record confidentiality
b. facility reimbursement
c. quality management and performance
d. risk management

patient record confidentiality


For medicolegal reasons, radiographic images are required to include all the following information, except
A. the patient’s name and/or identification number
B. the patient’s birth date
C. a right or left side marker
D. the date of the examination

The patient’s birth date


What is the appropriate action if a patient has signed consent for a procedure, but once on the radiographic table, refuses the procedure?
A. proceed – the consent form is signed
B. send the patient back to his or her room
C. Honor the patient’s request and proceed with the next patient
D. immediately stop the procedure and inform the radiologist and the referring physician of the patient’s request

immediately stop the procedure and inform the radiologist and the referring physician of the patient’s request


Using adhesive tape on child’s skull for immobilization that leaves residual tape burns on the child’s skin could be construed as:
A. assault
B. battery
C. negligence
D. Malpractice



Violations of civil law are known as:
A. felonies
B. torts
C. minor violations
D. intentional misconduct



A person must be informed as to the reason for the restraint and the possible risks that may occur if restraints are not used after the restraints have been applied:



Which of the following are legal rights of the patient?
1. To have considerate and respectful care
2. To be informed of the risk involved with any procedure or treatment prior to the initiation of that procedure or treatment.
3. To refuse any procedure or treatment

1,2, and 3


Your IVP patient is writhing in pain due to a left-sided kidney stone. You have had to request pain medication for him so that the study may be completed. He asks you to please tell him what is wrong with him. Which of the following would be the BEST answer?
A. Explain to him that he has a small kidney stone in the left distal ureter
B. Tell him it is beyond your scope of practice to tell him anything about his condition
C. explain to him that after the medication effect, he will feel much better
D. request that the radiologist or emergency room physician can come speak with him

request that the radiologist or emergency room physician can come speak with him


Unjustified or threatened restraint of a patient satisfies which of the following torts?
1. false imprisonment
2. Assault
3. Negligence

1 and 2


According to Dr. Eric Cassell, how do radiographers become part of the “healing process”?
A. by communicating the procedural steps to the patient
B. by showing interest in the patient’s well-being
C. by taking the patient’s pathologic condition
D. by treating the patients pathologic condition

Showing interest in the patients well being


Which of the following legal phrases defines a circumstance in which both the health-care provider’s and the patient’s actions contributed to an injurious outcome?
A. intentional misconduct
B. contributory negligence
C. Gross Negligence
D. none of the above

Contributory negligence


The standard of care for radiologic technology was established in 1914 and is still intact



The chief complaint, included in a patient’s history, is a statement made by the:
A. physician
B. patient
C. admitting officer
D. admitting nurse



Which type of law defines individual rights?
A. Case
B. legislative
C. constitutional
D. judiciary



What is the BEST way to be sure you have the correct patient for an x-ray examination?
A. Ask the receptionist to identify the patient
B. call the patient’s name
C. Check the patient’s hospital identification
D. Ask the radiologist to identify the patient

Check the patient’s hospital identification


When radiographing young children, it is helpful to
1. let them bring a toy
2. tell them it will not hurt
3. be cheerful and unhurried

1 and 3 only


Which term describes how a patient is injured through no fault of his or her own while in the complete control of another?
A. corporate liability
B. respondeat superior
C. res ipsa loquitur
D. none of the above

Res ipsa loquitur


A radiographer who discloses confidential information to unauthorized individuals may be found guilty of:
A. invasion of privacy
B. slander
C. libel
D. defamation

Invasion of privacy


Aggravating factors are described as any condition (e.g. heartburn) that is worsened by something (eating spicy food).



Aggravating factors are described as any condition (e.g. heartburn) that is worsened by something (eating spicy food).

A ward clerk who has no relationship with the patient or the procedure


Forms of intentional misconduct include
1. Slander
2. invasion of privacy
3. negligence

1 and 2 only


Before a radiologic procedure is performed, a radiology order must be completed.



The patient describes her chest pain as “it feels like someone is standing on my chest.” This information is considered to be:
A. Chronology
B. objective data
C. subjective data
D. none of the above

Subjective data


Respondeat superior translates to “the thing speaks for itself.”



When the radiographer asks a patient how many days he or she has had a fever, what part of the clinical history is being assessed?
A. localization
B. chronology
C. onset
D. quality



A radiologic technologist may be found guilty of a tort in which of the following conditions?
1. Failure to shield a patient of childbearing age from unnecessary radiation
2. Performing an examination on a patient who has refused the examination
3. Performing a patient’s examination that was ordered by an emergency room physician

1 and 2 only


The strict observance of promises or duties is defined as:
A. fidelity
B. justice
C. autonomy
D. confidentiality
E. veracity



Which of the following statements is not true?
A. Ethical dilemmas may have competing moral principles
B. Ethical dilemmas involve decisions based on human values
C. Ethical dilemmas are easily solved by codes of ethics
D. ethical dilemmas can be resolved by problem solving
E. Ethical dilemmas invite a wide range of personal opinions

Ethical dilemmas are easily solved by codes of ethics


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