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What part of the rib attaches to the sternum?
The clavicles and the cartilages of the first 7 pairs of ribs.
What part of the ribs attaches to the vertebrae?
What is Costocartilage?
A piece of cartilage that connects the anterior ribs to the sternum.
What are the three things in the Costal Groove?
What should you do to best demonstrate the below-diaphragm?
- Have the patient RECUMBENT
- Medium kV
What should you do to best demonstrate the above-diaphragm ribs?
- Take the radiograph ERECTOn INSPIRATION
- LOW kV
On a Rib above diaphragm, do you use high or low kVp?
If a patient hurts on the left front side (Anterior) what position would you use?
If a patient hurts on the Right side of the back what position do you perform?
What two positions do you do for Sternum?
How many degrees do you oblique for the ribs?
What breathing technique do you use for oblique sternum?
- Short, shallow breaths
- Low Kv
- 2-3 secs
- 40" SID
What is a "Flail Chest"?
Fracture of adjacent ribs in two or more places.
Where do you position for an AP of the ribs BELOW the diaphragm?
Midway between the xiphoid process and the lower rib cage.
What is the difference between floating and false ribs?
- False Ribs-They are connected to the costocartilage of the costocartilage
- Floating Ribs-Are also false ribs but they are not connected anteriorly
Where is the Jugular Notch located?
Which way do you rotate the spine on oblique ribs that hurt?
Away from the hurt side
When do you take a image of the ribs and sternum at 72"?
- Lateral sternum
- Bilateral ribs
Which positions best shows the Left or Right Sternoclavicular Joint?
- A 10-15 degree rotation-Downside
- An RAO will best demonstrate the RIGHT or Downside Joint
- An LAO will best demonstrate the LEFT or Downside Joint
- A 5-10 degree rotation-Opposite
- The upside joint would be visualized next to the vertebral column
What is the posterior end of a rib called?
What is the anterior end of the rib called?
What part of the rib is most Superior?
The Posterior or Vertebral End
What part of the rib is most Inferior?
The Anterior or Sternal End
What articulates with the transverse process of a vertebra?
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