Radiologic Examination Of The Chest

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Question 1
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Which of the following is true of a chest radiograph?

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A

Lateral films are shot through one side of an upright patient.

B

AP films are typically taken in the x-ray department.

C

PA films artificially increase the size of the heart shadow.

D

Lateral decubitus films are shot with the patient lying supine.

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Question 2
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For most chest x-ray studies, what is usually done?

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A

There is a full exhalation.

B

There is a full inspiration.

C

Separate inspiratory and expiratory films are taken.

D

The patient is told to pant to provide a middle lung volume.

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Question 3
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The heart shadow on a chest radiograph will show up larger than normal on a(n):

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A

AP film.

B

PA film.

C

left lateral film.

D

computed tomography (CT) scan.

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Question 4
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The chest radiograph shows blunting of the patient's costophrenic angles. What does this suggest?

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A

The patient did not take a deep enough breath.

B

Lung cancer

C

Pleural fluid

D

Underpenetrated exposure on the film

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Question 5
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A patient has a long smoking history and has recently coughed up blood. The physician suspects that there may be lung cancer, but no lesions can be seen on a standard chest radiograph. A CT scan offers all of the following advantages EXCEPT:

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A

bronchial tumors can be seen.

B

lung tumors as small as 0.4 cm can be seen.

C

a tumor's metabolism can be identified.

D

a mediastinal mass can be seen.

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Question 6
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A patient has had a ventilation-perfusion scan. What would be identified from the ventilation scan?

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A
Location of a lung abscess
B
Alveolar consolidation
C
Location of a pulmonary embolism
D
Location of an airway obstruction
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Question 7
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The respiratory therapist is called to evaluate a patient with a suspected pleural effusion. The respiratory therapist would MOST likely recommend which of the following chest radiographic views to help determine if the patient has a pleural effusion?

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A
An AP film
B
A PA film
C
A left lateral film
D
A lordotic film
E
A lateral decubitus film
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Question 8
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The respiratory therapist is called to evaluate a patient with a suspected pulmonary embolus. The respiratory therapist would MOST likely recommend which of the following diagnostic procedures to help determine if the patient has a pulmonary embolus?

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A
CTPA
B
Fluoroscopy
C
PET scan
D
MRI scan
E
CT scan
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Question 9
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The respiratory therapist is reviewing the electronic medical record of a patient in the medical ICU. In reading the most recent chest radiograph interpretation, the therapist notes that the cardiothoracic ratio is stated to be less than 1:2 on the PA view. How should the therapist interpret this information?

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A
This is a normal cardiothoracic ratio.
B
This is a decreased cardiothoracic ratio.
C
This ratio shows hyperinflation of the lung fields with subsequent air trapping.
D
This interpretation should be ignored because it is inaccurate in the PA view.
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