RADD 1611 Lecture - NORMAL RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY Jill G...

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11/22/11 NORMAL RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY Jill G. Bradshaw, D.C.
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11/22/11 TERMINOLOGY
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11/22/11 CENTRAL RAY (CR): the center of a radiographic beam will be demonstrated by a shadow created by the collimator light when positioning a patient will be directed at particular anatomical structures to obtain accurate placement
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11/22/11 PART POSITION: the position of the body part being exposed Example: on a Cervical Flexion view the head is in complete flexion
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11/22/11 PATIENT POSITION: the postural attitude of the patient’s body during the exposure of the film Example: recumbent, seated, standing most chiropractic films are weight bearing (standing or seated) in the case of extreme obesity, recumbent positioning displaces adipose tissue
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11/22/11 TUBE: the portion of the machine where x-ray radiation is produced and directed towards the patient
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11/22/11 TUBE TILT: the angle of the x-ray machine tube
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11/22/11 TUBE/FILM DISTANCE AKA Focal/Film Distance distance between the tube and the film
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11/22/11 BUCKY: the portion of the x-ray machine which houses the grid and the cassette will be placed during the exposure of a film
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11/22/11 CASSETTE: a light-tight box (casing) allows unexposed film to be in a lighted room unaffected
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11/22/11 COLLIMATION: a mechanism (inside the tube) utilized to limit the exposure field required to be seen on the film in some states
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11/22/11 RELATIONSHIP TERMINOLOGY
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11/22/11 CEPHALAD: towards the head or I-S
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11/22/11 CAUDAL towards the feet or S-I
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11/22/11 DISTAL: towards the periphery of the body
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11/22/11 PROXIMAL: towards the center of the body
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11/22/11 LATERAL: towards the right or left side of the body
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11/22/11 MEDIAL: towards the midline of the body
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11/22/11 FLEXION: angle of body parts is decreased
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11/22/11 EXTENSION: angle of body parts is increased
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11/22/11 MARKERS
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11/22/11 SINGLE LETTER MARKERS: the single letter marker indicates the patient’s appropriate side of the body part closest to the film during exposure
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course RADD 1611 taught by Professor Jillg.bradshaw during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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