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SOMI Chapter 2 & 10

Chest, Bony thorax, Sternum, SC joints

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How many feet away from the board do you stand for an AP Lordotic view? 1 foot
Where is the CR directed for the AP Lordotic view? Mid sternum or 3"-4" below jugular notch
What is SID for a standing AP Lordotic View? 72"
What is the CR angle and direction for a recumbent AP Lordotic view? 15-20 degree cephalic angle
What is the standard angulation used for an oblique CXR? 45 degrees
Where is the CR directed for a RAO or LAO oblique CXR? T7 or 7"-8" below the level of vertebra prominens
In anterior obliques of the chest which side of the body is the side of interest? The side farthest away from the the IR
What is the main image critique criteria for an AP Lordotic view? Clavicles above the apices
How many inspirations should the patient take before the exposure of chest radiographs? 2 full inspirations
In posterior obliques of the chest which side of the body is the side of interest? The side closest to the IR
What is the standard kV range for adult chest imaging? 110 kVp to 125 kVp
What is the best chest oblique projection and angle to visualize the air-filled trachea, great vessels, and heart outlines? 60 degree LAO
How long is the breathing technique for the RAO of the sternum? 2-3 seconds
What angle of oblique is used for the RAO of the sternum? 15-20 degrees
A well positioned RAO will show the sternum superimposed on what? heart shadow
Where is the CR directed for the RAO projections of the sternum? center of the sternum (1" to the left of midline and midway between jugular notch and xiphoid process)
What do you do with the patient's arms during a lateral sternum x-ray? draw them back
Where is the CR directed on a lateral sternum? center of the sternum (halfway between the jugular notch and the xiphoid process)
All projections of the SC joints are done using what breathing instruction? hold your breath after expiration
In all SC joint projections, where is the CR directed? Level T2-T3 or 3 inches distal to the vertebra prominens
What angle of oblique is used for the RAO and LAO SC joints? 10-15 degrees
Which SC joint is visualized on the anterior obliques when using the 10 -15 degree oblique? downside SC joint
What SID are all the projections of the SC joints performed at? 40"
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