Why is a radiolucent sponge placed under the patient's waist for a lateral lumbar
a. For the patient's comfort.
b. To aid in immobilization.
To bring the long axis of the spine parallel to the table.
d. To decrease dorsal kyphosis.
What is centered to the film for a lumbosacral articulation?
a. The level of the iliac chest.
b. The level of the ASIS.
The level of the greater trochanter.
d. Midway between the superior prominence of the iliac crest and the ASIS.
What is the degree of rotation of the coronal plane for an oblique lumbar spine?
a. 60 degrees.
b. 45 degrees.
d. 15 to 20 degrees.
What is the routine for a lumbar spine exam?
a. AP and lateral.
b. AP, lateral, and lumbosacral articulation (L-5/S-1).
AP, lateral, and obliques.
d. AP, lateral, obliques, and lumbosacral articulation (L-5/S-1).
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