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Body Habitus

Body habitus definition Common variations in the shape of the human body
The specific type of body habitus is important in radiology because it determines the, size, shape, and position of organs of the thoracic and abdominal cavities
Heart, lungs, diaphragm, stomach, colon, & gallbladder location is directly affected by what? Body habitus
The gallbladder may vary in position by __inches, depending on the ___ _____ 8. Body habitus
T/F: Body habitus and the placement of thoracic and abdominal organs are important in determining technical/exposure factors. Why? For appropriate density, contrast, and patient dose
4 types of body habitus Sthenic, hyposthenic, asthenic, & hypersthenic
Which body habitus is dominate and/or has a 50% population frequency Sthenic
Which body habitus has a 35% population frequency Hyposthenic
Which body habitus has a 5% population frequency Hyposthenic
In clinical practice, the relative shape of patients with a Sthenic and hyposthenic habitus and the position of their organs is referred to as? Ordinary or average
All standard x-ray positioning/exposure techniques are based on _____ or _____ habitus. Ordinary or average
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