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14 Cards in this Set

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Diagnostic Radiography (“x-rays”)
– Routine (“plain x-rays”)
– Enhanced / Contrast Studies
– Tomography
– Fluoroscopy
– Mammography
– Computerized axial tomography (“CAT or CT
– Special Procedures
Information necessary for the radiologist
*test required
*pt. history
*differential diagnosis
Reasons to request chest X-rays
*chest wall
Reading the Chest X-ray
*mental image of patient
*blood vessles
*chest wall
*soft tissue
*special areas of interest
Reasons to request abdominal X-rays
*abdominal pain/trauma
*abdominal calcifications
*intraluminal air
*extraluminal air
*soft tissue mass
*free fluid
*bowel wall
Reasons to request skeletal x-rays
Reasons to request contrast studies
*genitourinary tract
*gastrointestinal tract
*cardic/vascular studies
Dangers of contrast studies
*allergic rxn to latex
*barium sulfate
*iodine containing material
*non-ionic material
Reasons to request tomogram X-rays
focus on specific structure
Reasons to request fluoroscopic X-rays
• Motion of organs
• Movement of contrast material
Reasons to request mammography X-rays
to detect breast cancer, cysts, tumors
Reasons to request CT scans
– Diagnosis / Anatomy
• Brain
• Chest
• Abdomen
• Bone
• Blood vessels
• Soft tissue
– Procedure guidance
– Treatment determination
– Follow-up
Reasons to request “special procedures”
– Cardiac catheterization and Angiography
– Interventional procedures
Potential complications to special procedures
– Perforation
– Infection
– Embolus