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chest .. chapter 10

chest .. chapter 10 - Term Definition what are the main...

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Term: what are the main things you want to see on a PA chest X-ray? Definition: Diaphram, apecies of the lungs, costaphrenic angle of the lungs, heart, trachea, aortic arch Term: True or false: should the apices of the lungs be above the clavicles? Definition: true Term: each lung is enclosed in a double walled serous membrane sac called? Definition: pleura Term: the inner layer of the pleural sac Definition: visceral layer Term: what is located in the mediastinum? Definition: heart, great vessels, trachea, esophagus, thymus, lymphatics, nerves, fibrous tissue, fat
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Term: what is the SID for a chest X-ray? Definition: 72 inches Term: collapse of all or part of a lung Definition: atelectasis Term: inflammation of the bronchi Definition: bronchitis Term: gas or air in the pleural cavity Definition: pneumothorax Term: with pneumothorax, when is the exposures taken? Definition: at the end of a full inspiration and another at the end of a full expiration
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Term: what is the IR size that is typically used for a PA chest Definition: 14x17 Term: what is the height that the IR should be at for a PA chest xray Definition: 1.5 - 2 inches above the shoulder Term: where should the central ray be positioned for a PA chest Definition: at the inferior angle of the scapula at T7 Term: on a PA chest, the patients body should be centered where on the IR Definition: center the midsagittal plane of the patients body to the midline of the IR Term: what is the proper patient position for a PA chest Definition: the elbows should be flexed and the back of the hands should be rested low on the hips, roll the shoulders forward
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