MIC Ch3 CT Image Quality

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  1. 3. Which of the following are possible results of partial voluming?
    1. decreased sharpness of edges
    2. misleading CT numbers
    3. improvement in resolution
    A. 1 only
    B. 1 and 2
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 2 only
    B. 1 and 2
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. 6. Which of the following has the highest patient dose assuming all other parameters are the same?
    A. mA=200, rotation time=2 seconds
    B. mA=200, rotation time=1 second
    C. mA=150, rotation time=3 seconds
    D. mA=400, rotation time=1second
    C. mA=150, rotation time=3 seconds
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. 10. CT numbers _____ would appear black if a window width of 400 and a window level of -100 are used.
    A. below -300
    B. below -200
    C. above +200
    d. above +100
    A. below -300
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. 40. If a calcification iwth a CT number of +300 appears pure white on an image, which of the following could be the window width and window level selected?
    1. window level = 0, window width = 500
    2. window level = +300, window width = 500
    3. window level = +100, window width = 1000
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 and 3
    C. 2 only
    D. 3 only
    A. 1 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. 1. Which of the following determinants of CT image quality is responsible for how grainy or speckled a CT image appears?
    A. resolution
    B. linearity
    C. noise
    D. contrast
    C. noise
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. 23. Which of the following statements is FALSE?
    1. magnification requires the raw data
    2. increasing magnification increases resolution
    3. magnification decreases the size of displayed anatomy
    A. 1, 2 and 3
    B. 3 only
    C. 2 only
    D. 1 only
    A. 1, 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. 15. If a thin slice is used, which of the following would help reduce the apparent image noise?
    A. increased mAs
    B. increased kVp
    C. increased matrix
    D. reduced reconstruction field of view
    A. increased mAs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. 25. A CT number Calibration Test should be performed:
    A. weekly
    B. annually
    C. monthly
    D. daily
    D. daily
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. 12. Which of the following is a reason to increase the pitch?
    1. a greater volume of anatomy can be covered in a given time
    2. a given volume of anatomy can be covered faster
    3. radiation dose to the patient can be increased
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 only
    C. 2 and 3
    D. 1 and 2
    D. 1 and 2
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. 4. Which of the following is FALSE about the spatial resolution of an image?
    1. resolution is dependent on matrix size
    2. resolution is dependent on reconstruction FOV
    3. resolution is dependent on scanned FOV
    A. 3 only
    B. 1 only
    C. 2 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    A. 3 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. 2. An increase in _____ will result in hardening of an x-ray beam
    1. tissue density
    2. tissue thickness
    3. kVp
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 only
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 3 only
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. 26. If the slice thickness is changed from 5 mm to 7 mm and all other parameters are held constant, _____ % more photons will be used in making the slice.
    A. 80
    B. 60
    C. 30
    D. 40
    D. 40

    2mm/5mm x 100%

    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. 7. Which of the following will result in an increased voxel size?
    1. decreased reconstruction FOV
    2. increased slice thickness
    3. increased matrix
    A. 1, 2 and 3
    B. 2 and 3
    C. 2 only
    D. 1 only
    C. 2 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. 11. If a reconstruction FOV of 32 cm and a 512x512 matrix are used, the pixel size is _____ mm.
    A. 0.35x0.35
    B. 1.6x1.6
    C. 3.25x3.25b
    D. 0.625x0.625
    D. 0.625 X 0.625

    Pixel size is equal to reconstruction FOV divided by matrix--remember to convert to mm

    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. 39. Which of the following does NOT occur when reconstruction FOV is decreased?
    1. spatial resolution is increased
    2. pixel size is increased
    3. noise in the image increases
    A. 3 only
    B. 2 only
    C. 1 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    B. 2 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. 8. Which of the following is the converstion equation from CT number to Hounsfield unit?
    A. CT number + 2 x Hounsfield unit
    B. CT number = 0.5 x Hounsfield unit
    C. CT number = (Hounsfield unit)2
    D. CT number = Hounsfield unit
    D. CT number=Hounsfield unit
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. 21. There are _____ total pixels in a 1024 x 1024 matrix.
    A. 524,288
    B. 2048
    C. more then 2 million
    D. more than 1 million
    D. more than 1 million

    multiply 1024 x 1024

    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. Which of the following occurs when slice thickness is reduced?
    1. appearance of noise in the image increases
    2. the nubmer of photons used in making the slice decreases
    3. partial volume averaging decreases
    A. 1 only
    B. 3 only
    C. 2 only
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. 14. Increasing _____ results in lowering the patient dose.
    1. pitch
    2. mAs
    3. table increment
    A. 1, 2 and 3
    B. 1 only
    C. 1 and 3
    D. 1 and 2
    C. 1 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. 29. ____ affects the CT number of water.
    A. The slice thickness
    B. The mAs
    C. The kVp
    D. No imaging parameter
    D. No imaging parameter
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. 18. The smallest object that can be resolved if a reconstruction FOV of 24 cm and a 512 x 512 matrix are used is _____ mm.
    A. 2.13
    B. 3.57
    C. .047
    D. 1.00
    C. .047

    240 mm divided by 512

    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. 9. If the radiologist requires 2 mm thick contiguous slices through the pituitary, and 2.4 cm of coverage, _____ slices are necessary?
    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 13
    D. 8
    B. 12
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Which of the following is NOT a result of reducing the reconstruction FOV?
    1. improved spatial resolution
    2. increased appearance of image noise
    3. anatomical structures appear smaller
    A. 1 only
    B. 3 only
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 2 only
    B. 3 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. 19. Which of the following parameters affects the contrast of a CT image?
    A. CT number
    B. mAs
    C. kVp
    D. reconstruction interval
    C. kVp
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. 36. Which of the following parameters is responsible for partial volume averaging?
    A. slice thickness
    B. patient dose
    C. matrix size
    D. kVp
    A. slice thickness
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. 35. On MDCT, the final reconstructed slice thickness is determined by the:
    A. pitch
    B. collimation of the x-ray beam
    C. number of rows of detetors and the size of the detectors whose attenuation data gets combined
    D. reconstruction interval
    C. number of rows of detectors and the size of the detectors wise attenuation data gets combined
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. 37. The distance that the table travels between slices is called:
    A. collimation
    B. reconstruction interval
    C. table increment
    D. rotation
    C. table increment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. 16. A set of images is reconstructed with a 150 mm reconstruction FOV. Keeping all other parameters constant, a second set of images is reconstructed with a 300 mm reconstruction FOV, and then magnified so that the anatomical structures in the first and second set appear the same size. Which of the following statements is FALSE?
    1. the resolution of the second set of images is better than the first set
    2. the apparent noise in the second set of images is more pronounced than the first set
    3. the patient dose of the first set of images is higher than the second set
    A. 2 and 3
    B. 1 and 3
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 1 and 2
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. 5. Which of the following is NOT directly proportional to mAs?
    A. the nubmer of x-ray photons leaving the x-ray tube
    B. dose to the patient
    C. x-ray tube heating
    D. the mean energy of the x-ray photons leaving the tube
    D. the mean energy of the x-ray photons leaving the tube
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. 38. Which of the following parameters causes helical slices to be reconstructed so they overlap?
    A. table increment
    B. reconstruction interval
    C. collimation
    D. pitch
    B. Reconstruction interval
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. 28. Which of the following is the expected result of a CT number Calibration Test performed on a water phantom?
    A. 1000 +/- 5
    B. 0 +/- 5
    C. 100 +/- 3
    D. 0+/- 3
    D. 0+/-3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. 34. On a conventional, or serial, CT scan, if we want 5 mm slices with 1 mm of overlap, the table increment should be _____mm.
    A. 6
    B. 4
    C. 10
    D. 1
    B. 4
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. 30. Which of the following parameters allows adjacent slices to be overlapped without increasing the dose to the patient?
    A. pitch
    B. reconstruction interval
    C. slice thickness
    D. table increment
    B. Reconstruction interval
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. 31. Which of the following can be changed retrospectively?
    1. the slick thickness from an MDCT helical scan
    2. the slick overlap from a single-row detector scanner helical scan
    3. the slick thickness from a single-row detector scanner helical scan
    A. 1 and 2
    B. 1 and 3
    C. 2 and 3
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    A. 1 and 2
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. 20. Which of the following values for pitch would stretch the x-ray helix the most?
    A. 1.0
    B. 1.5
    C. 0.5
    D. 0.8
    B. 1.5
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. 17. The _____ determines how penetrating the x-ray beam will be.
    A. mA
    B. pitch
    C. kVp
    D. rotation time
    C. kVp
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. 32. Which of the folling would be used in a high resolution study of the temporal bones?
    1. reduced slick thickness
    2. reduced reconstruction FOV
    3. sharp reconstruction filter
    A. 2 only
    B. 3 only
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    D. 1 only
    C. 1, 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. 13. Which of the following would be used to better visualize low contrast resolution?
    1. decreased mAs
    2. sharp reconstruction filter
    3. narrow window width
    A. 3 only
    B. 1 only
    C. 1 and 2
    D. 2 only
    A. 3 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. 22. For a given distance of coverage, which of the following is TRUE?
    1. as reconstruction FOV increases, patient dose increases
    2. as pitch increases, patient dose decreases
    3. as slice thickness increases, patient dose decreases
    A. 2 and 3
    B. 1 only
    C. 3 only
    D. 2 only
    A. 2 and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. 27. ____ the window _____ will make the image appear darker so that bony structures can be evaluated.
    A. Increasing, level
    B. Decreasing, level
    C. Decreasing, width
    D. Increases, width
    A. Increasing, level
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. _______ refers to the precision of a measurement with respect to time.
    A. spatial resolution
    B. temporal resolution
    C. noise
    D. contrast resolution
    B. temporal resolution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. _______ is a measure of the size of the smallest object that can be visualized in an image.
    A. spatial resolution
    B. temporal resolution
    C. noise
    D. contrast resolution
    A. spatial resolution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. ______ is the ability to differentiate small differences in density on the image.
    A. temporal resolution
    B. contrast resolution
    C. spatial resolution
    D. noise
    B. contrast resolution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. What percentage of tissue densities can CT defferentiate?
    A. 0.5 %
    B. 5 %
    C. 1 %
    D. 10 %
    A. 0.5 %
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. Spatial resolution can be affected by geometric factors such as:
    1. focal spot size
    2. detector aperature size
    3. focal spot to patient distance
    4. patient to detector distance
    A. 1, 2, 3, and 4
    B. 1 and 2 only
    C. 3 and 4 only
    D. 2 and 4 only
    A. 1, 2, 3, and 4
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. What developements led to the improvement of spatial resolution?
    1. helical scanning
    2. multi-detector scanners
    3. retrospective ECG
    A. 2 only
    B. 1 only
    C. 1, 2, and 3
    D. 1 and 2 only
    C. 1, 2, and 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. An image will appear more ______ when there are fewer photons contributing to the pixels.
    Noisy or grainy
  48. What is represented by the CT number -1000
    A. soft tissues
    B. fat
    C. water
    D. air
    D. air
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  49. What is represented by the CT number -80
    A. fat
    B. water
    C. calcification
    D. air
    A. fat
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  50. What is represented by the CT number 0
    A. water
    B. fat
    C. air
    D. soft tissues
    A. water
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  51. What is represented by the CT number 30 to 80
    A. fat
    B. water
    C. soft tissues
    D. air
    C. soft tissues
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. What is represented by the CT number 100 to 1000
    A. air
    B. soft tissues
    C. calcification
    D. water
    C. calcification
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. As CT numbers increase, the shades of gray become______.
    A. darker
    B. lighter
    C. stays the same
    B. lighter
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. As CT numbers decrease, the shades of gray become_____.
    A. stays the same
    B. ligher
    C. darker
    C. darker
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  55. mAs does not affect which of the following.
    1. patient dose
    2. image contrast
    3. spatial resolution
    A. 2 and 3 only
    B. 1 and 2 only
    C. 1 only
    D. 2 only
    A. 2 and 3 only
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  56. Pitch = Table Movement / Slice Thickness. If the pitch is 2 and the patient tables moves 4mm, what is the slice thickness.
    A. 8 mm
    B. 2 mm
    C. 4 mm
    D. 1 mm
    B. 2 mm

    2 = 4/X
    x = 2

    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. The dose to the patient increases during which of the following overlapping.
    a. conventional
    b. helical
    a. conventional
  58. Window width does what to the CT image?
    a. adjusts how contrasty the image appears
    b. adjusts the brightness the image appears
    a. adjusts how contrasty the image appears
  59. Window level does what to the CT image?
    a. adjusts how contrasty the image appears
    b. adjusts the brightness the image appears
    b. adjusts the brightness the image appars
  60. What kind of window width increases the displayed contrast of an image?
    a. narrow
    b. wide
    a. narrow
  61. What kind of window width decreased the displayed contrast of an image?
    a. narrow
    b. wide
    b. wide
  62. A wide window width is good for what kind of imaging?
    A. lungs
    B. brain soft tissue
    C. bony structures
    A. lungs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  63. A narrow window width is good for what kind of imaging?
    A. brain soft tissues
    B. lungs
    C. bone structures
    A. brain soft tissues
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  64. What kind of window level makes the image appear brighter?
    a. low
    b. high
    a. low
  65. What kind of window level makes the image appear darker?
    a. low
    b. high
    b. high
  66. 24. Compared to a CT scan protocol without iterative reconstruction applied, when using iterative reconstruction the scan parameter most likely to be reduced is:
    A. mAs
    B. scan field-of-view
    C. matrix
    D. pitch
    A. mAs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  67. 33. The ability to scan a moving organ without seeing motion artifacts on the images is an example of an exam performed with high:
    A. Spatial resolution
    B. Noise
    C. Temporal resolution
    D. Contrast resolution
    C. Temporal resolution
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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