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1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

Battery

6

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

Torts

7

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:
True
False

false

8

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

9

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

10

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

1 and 2

11

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

12

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

13

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

False

14

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

Patient

15

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

Constitutional

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

true

21

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

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

22

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

1 and 2 only

23

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

true

24

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

25

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

false

26

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

chronology

27

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

28

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

fidelity

29

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

30

All colostomies are permanent
True
False

false