Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 8 BPositions

Basic Positioning

QuestionAnswer
3 Types of Projections AP,PA,Lateral
Oblique Slanted or Sloped
Lateral Side View
Posterior Behind or Rear
Anterior Front
Right angle views are necessary to: avoid superimposed structures that may obsure pathology, provide alignment of fractured bones or placement, demonstrate foreign body localization.
Comparison Images are taken to provide additional diagnostic info for "comparison" of the "affected" and "non affected" side.
Erect or Upright for lower limb and pelvic xrays so when erect position lower limbs is recieving weight of entire body.
Decubitus Any position assumed by a patient while lying in bed.
Motion Control When motion occurs it causes blurring of image or loss of definition. Proper alignment of pt reduces motion.
3 types of film markers Pt's identification, date and L or R side.
Body Habitus Physical appearance of the body or body build
Sthenic Average or normal body shape.
Hyposthenic Slender or thin body shape.
Asthenic Extremely slender or frail body shape.
Hypersthenic Large or stocky (overweight) body shape.
Anatomic Position Standing erect facing forward, feet together, arms down by each side, palms facing forward.
Body Planes are used to identify the body in different sections.
Coronal Plane Divides the body into Anterior and Posterior portions.
Sagiittal Plane Divides the body into R & L portions vertically.
Transverse Divides Horizontal or axial plane is at right angles to the vertical axis.
Supine Lying on back
Prone Lying face down
Decubitus Lying down w/ horizontal xray beam.
Recumbent Lying down any position.
Anterior Facing film.
Posterior Facing tube.
Oblique erect or lying down
Left Anterior Oblique body rotated with Left Anterior portion of body closest to film.
Right Anterior Oblique body rotated with Right Anterior portion of body closest to film.
Left Posterior Oblique body rotated with Left Posterior portion of body closest to film.
Right Posterior Oblique body rotated with Right Posterior portion of body closest to film.
Created by: kristiew1