Radiography Ch. 12

Card Set Information

Author:
jessicaessen06
ID:
240459
Filename:
Radiography Ch. 12
Updated:
2013-10-13 23:20:45
Tags:
Radiography
Folders:

Description:
Positioning
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user jessicaessen06 on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. Forward or front portion of the body or body parts
    Anterior
  2. Backward or back portion of the body or body part.
    Posterior
  3. Away from the head
    Caudal/Caudad
  4. Pertaining to the head; toward the head
    Cephalic/Cephalad
  5. Pertaining to the middle area or main part of an organĀ or body part.
    Central
  6. Away from the central mass of an organ, toward its outer limits.
    Peripheral
  7. Away from the source or point of origin.
    Distal
  8. Toward the source or point of origin.
    Proximal
  9. Pertaining to the back part or surface of the body or part.
    Dorsal
  10. Forward, front part
    Ventral
  11. To the outside, at or near the surface of the body or a body part.
    External
  12. Deep, near the center of the body or a body part.
    Internal
  13. Below, farther from the head.
    Inferior
  14. Above, toward the head.
    Superior
  15. Referring to the side, away from the center to the left or right.
    Lateral
  16. Toward the center of the body or the center of a part.
    Medial/Mesial
  17. Referring to the palm of the hand.
    Palmar
  18. Referring to the sole of the foot.
    Plantar
  19. Referring to the walls of a cavity.
    Parietal
  20. Pertaining to organs.
    Visceral
  21. Lying face down.
    Prone
  22. Lying down.
    Recumbent
  23. Lying on the back.
    Supine
  24. Erect, standing or seated.
    Upright
  25. The patient is recumbent with the central ray horizontal, or parallel to the floor. This position is named according to the body surface on which the patient is lying.
    • Decubitus
    • Lateral decubitus
    • Dorsal decubitus
    • Ventral decubitus
  26. Placement of the body or body part with the sagittal plane parallel to the IR.
    Lateral Position
  27. Angulation of the coronal plane of the chest with the IR. It is achieved by having the upright patent lean back so that only the dorsal aspect of the shoulders is in contact with the IR.
    Lordotic postion
  28. When the body part or entire body is placed so that the coronal plane is not parallel with the radiographic table or IR.
    Oblique
  29. The CR enters the anterior surface and exits the posterior surface of the body or anatomic structure.
    Anteroposterior (AP)
  30. The CR enters the posterior surface and exits the anterior surface of the body or anatomic structure.
    Posteroanterior (PA)
  31. Those in which the sagittal plane of the body or body part is parallel to the IR. Lateral projections are always named for the side of the patient that is nearest the IR.
    Lateral Projections
  32. Those in which the body is rotated so that the CR travels through the body on the oblique plane, rather then following an anatomic plane. Oblique projections are named by the entrance and exit points or the CR.
    Oblique Projections

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview