What are the breathing instructions for a lateral sternum?
SJC Zerbe Procedures Semester 2 Unit 3
|What’s it?||That’s it.|
|What are the appropriate breathing instructions for the lateral sternum?||Suspended inspiration|
|Where is the IR positioned for the RAO sternum?||Long axis of the sternum parallel with the IR with the superior margin of the IR 1 ½” above the jugular notch|
What breathing instructions should be given to the patient when you are Radiographing the sternum in the lateral position?
The patient should be asked to take a deep breath and hold the breath while the exposure is taken. Position of part The top of the lungs must be visible. The sternum must be visible in straight lateral view.
What breathing technique should be used to reduce lung markings over the sternum?
An orthostatic-breathing technique generally is used to blur out the lung markings and the ribs overlying the sternum. If preferred, exposure can also be made on suspended expiration.
What is the appropriate breathing instruction for the patient when imaging lower ribs?
When imaging lower ribs, the exposure should be made on full expiration so that at least the lower 5 pairs of ribs are projected below the diaphragm and against the soft tissue of the abdomen.
Which breathing instructions should be given to a patient to demonstrate the left anterior ribs above the diaphragm?
Which breathing instructions should be given to a patient to demonstrate the left anterior ribs above the diaphragm? “Inhale and hold your breath.”
Why are proper breathing instructions important when taking a radiograph of the chest?
The X-ray technician may ask you to take a deep breath and hold it for several seconds. Holding your breath after inhaling helps your heart and lungs show up more clearly on the image.
Why should a left lateral position of the chest be performed unless departmental protocol indicates the otherwise?
Patient position A left lateral projection should be performed unless a right lateral projection is specifically requested by the physician. (The left lateral position is preferred because it permits better anatomical detail of the heart.)
What is the recommended SID for the lateral sternum position?
Questions and Answers
|What other position can be performed if the patient cannot assume a prone position for the RAO sternum?||LPO (oblique supine position)|
|What is the recommended SID for a lateral projection of the sternum?||60 to 72 Inches.|
How do you perform a clavicle X-ray?
AP Clavicle View Position – Patient erect with arm at side. X-ray cassette behind patient parallel to thorax. X-Ray Beam – Directed anterior to posterior, perpendicular to cassette and centered on mid-clavicle. Demonstrates – Clavicle shaft fractures, nonunions.
When performing the lateral projection of the upper airway exposure should be made during a slow deep inspiration rather than at the end of the inspiration?
FINAL EVAL CHAPTER 3
|T/F THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PATIENT DOSE DELIVERED TO THE PATIENT DURING CHEST RADIOGRAPHY IS TO THE SKIN||TRUE|
|WHEN PERFORMING THE LATERAL PROJECTION OF THE UPPER AIRWAY, EXPOSURE SHOULD BE MADE DURING A SLOW, DEEP INSPIRATION RATHER THAN AT THE END OF THE INSPIRATION||TRUE|
What is the breathing instructions for ribs above the diaphragm?
Which breathing instructions should be given to a patient to demonstrate the right posterior ribs above the diaphragm? “Exhale and hold your breath.”
What are the breathing instructions for radiograph?
Breathing Instructions for lower rib radiograph. Radiograph should be taken on full exhalation. Breathing Instructions for AP shoulder External Rotation. Patient should suspend respiration for radiograph.
What is the correct placement of the sternum in a chest xray?
The routine for a sternum generally includes a lateral and an oblique wherein the sternum is shifted to the left of the spine and is superimposed over the homogeneous heart shadow. A 15°–20° RAO achieves this best. An orthostatic-breathing technique generally is used to blur out the lung markings and the ribs overlying the sternum.
What are the instructions for a PA chest X-ray are?
for a PA Chest X-ray are? Pt should take in a full inspiration, exhale and then take in another full inspiration. Radiograph should be taken on second full inspiration. Patient should suspend respiration. Breathing Instructions for a Trans-thoracic shoulder. Patient should continue normal respiration in order to blur out the ribs.
What breathing instructions should be given to a patient with tracheostomy?
Patient should suspend respiration. Breathing Instructions for a Trans-thoracic shoulder. Patient should continue normal respiration in order to blur out the ribs. Breathing Instructions for a Supine Abdomen. Radiograph should be taken on complete exhalation. Breathing instructions for an AP clavicle.