EXERCISES, LESSON 1, SECTION I
When you have completed all of the exercises to your satisfaction, turn to the solutions
that follow to check all of your answers.
MATCHING. For exercises 1 through 4, match the term
in the left-hand column with
the applicable definition in the right-hand column. Enter the letter you have selected in
the space provided (One definition will not be selected.)
_____ Body mechanics.
a. Imaginary line created by body parts in
contact with horizontal surface.
_____ Base of support.
b. The safe and efficient use of the body in
_____ Center of gravity.
c. Imaginary vertical line that passes through
center of gravity.
_____ Line of gravity.
d. Point around which body weight is
e. Severe muscle strain resulting from
misalignment of body parts.
MULTIPLE-CHOICE. For exercises 5 through 11, select the ONE word or phrase
that BEST completes the statement or BEST answers the question.
It is important to know and apply the basic principles of good body mechanics in
order to avoid_________ in the radiology department.
a. Moving, lifting, and carrying patients.
b. Ethically questionable behavior.
Patient/self injury and malpractice suits.
d. Damage to equipment.