Radiographics Positioning & Projections Terminology


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If a person is in right lateral decubitus (PA projection), then:

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1. A person in ventral decubitus (lying on their stomach) with a right lateral projection:

2. An anteroposterior projection implies:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will quiz you on radiographics positioning and projections vocabulary. This quiz/worksheet combo will cover terms from the related lesson including right lateral decubitus, ventral decubitus, oblique, and anteroposterior projection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice problems in these assessments cover the following goals:

  • Recognize the position a person is in if they are in right lateral decubitus
  • Define decubitus and oblique as they relate to radiographic positioning
  • Identify the position ventral decubitus (lying on their stomach) with a right lateral projection
  • Understand what anteroposterior projection implies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical terminology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the vocabulary of projections and positioning in radiography and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various positioning in radiographics

Additional Learning

To learn more about the vocabulary of radiographics positioning and projections, review the related lesson Radiographics Positioning & Projections Terminology. Objectives of this lesson include:

  • Recall what radiographic positioning refers to
  • Define image receptor
  • Compare prone and supine positioning
  • Examine specific body positions of radiographic positioning
  • Understand how body position affects radiographic projection