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Physics & extremity

Radiology

QuestionAnswer
electromagnetic x-rays are a form of this type of energy
electrons particles which are located around the atom's nucleus
ion a charged particle
wavelength the penetrating power of an x-ray beam is determined by this
tungsten the metal element that makes up the target of the x-ray tube
positive the charge of the anode or target of the x-ray tube
frequency the number of times that a crest passes a given point
matter has the ability of taking the forms of solids, liquids or gas
phalanges the name of the bones that comprise the digits of the hand
scaphoid the carpal bone located in the proximal row on the lateral side
olecranon the process located at the proximal end of the ulna
oseoarthritis the most common type of arthritis
boxers a common fracture of the fifth metarcarpal
calcaneus the tarsal bone commonly referred to as the heel bone
femur the largest and heaviest bone in the body
patella anatomical name for the knee cap
tibia the bone of the lower leg located on the medial side
sesamoid the patella is classified as this type of bone
colles the type of fracture occurring in the distal radius
milliamperage controls the volume of x-ray production or rate of exposure
Created by: Debra.Agee