Medical Quiz

Upper Limb Quiz


True or False: In radiography, each finger and thumb is called a digit, and each digit consist of 4 separate small bones called phalanges.



Which is the most commonly fractured carpal bone?

A. Scaphoid

B. Triquetrum

C. Trapezoid

D. Capitate

What surface of the the hand is in contact with the IR when performing a PA projection of the wrist?

A. Medial Surface

B. Anterior Surface

C. Posterior Surface

D. Lateral Surface

How many bones make up the wrist?

A. there’s no bones in wrist just joints

B. two rows of four bones each

C. three rows of five bones each

D. four rows of three bones

True or False: The ulna is located in the medial side and follows the 5th digit.



C. the ulna follows thumb

What are the names of the carpals in the proximal row?

A. Scaphoid, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Lunate

B. Scaphoid, Tapezium, Hamate, Ulna

C. Schapoid, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Cuboid

D. Radius, ulna, tibia, fibula

Joints between two phalanges are known as?

A. Interphalangeal Joint



D. Fibula Cartilage

What two bony landmarks are palpated for positioning of the AP elbow?

A. Corocoid and olecranon process

B. Humeral malleoli

C. Humeral epicondyles

D. Greater and lesser trochanters

How much rotation of the humeral epicondyles is required for the AP medial oblique projection of the elbow?

A. No rotation is needed as the epicondyles are already good

B. 45 Degrees

C. 35 Degrees

D. 15 Degree Cephaled

A radiograph of an AP oblique elbow with medial rotation reveals that the radial head is superimposed over part of the coronoid process. What positioning error has been committed?

A. Insufficient medial rotation

B. I didn’t study enough to know :'(

C. Excessive medial rotation

D. Excessive lateral rotation

From a pronated position, which of the following is required for a PA oblique projection of the fourth digit of the hand?

A. Hand should be supinated

B. No rotation is needed

C. 45-degree lateral rotation

D. 45-degree medial rotation

Grids are generally not required unless the anatomy measures greater than _____ cm in thickness

A. Grids are never required for x-rays

B. 10cm

C. 15 ft

D. 10in

how many phalanges are found in each of the following individual digits: 2,3,4,and 5

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 13

What is the name of the joint found between the proximal and distal phalanges of the first digit?





Identify the total number of phalangies in the hand.

A. 3

B. 12

C. 14

D. 27

Which of the carpal bones is considered to be the largest?

A. Schapoid

B. Capitate

C. Lunate

D. Pisiform

How many phalanges are found in the thumb?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 5

D. 1

Which carpal bone is the smallest?

A. Navicular

B. cuboid

C. Pisiform

D. Capitate

Which of the following actions will lead to the proximal radius crossing over the ulna?

A. Pronation of the hand

B. Pronation of the foot

C. Supination of the hand

D. Supination of the foot

How many bones make up the hand and wrist?

A. 28

B. 26

C. 27

D. 29

Which specific anatomy is better visualized with a fan lateral as compared with the other lateral projections of the hand?

A. Metacarpals 4 and 5!

B. Phalanges

C. Tarsals

D. Carpals

ow should the humeral epicondyles be aligned for a lateral projection of the elbow?

A. Within reasonable distace to aquire an AP instead

B. Perpendicular to IR

C. Parralel to IR

D. 45 degrees opposite directions

How should the original analog kVp range be changed with a fiberglass cast applied for a wrist or forearm radiographic procedure?

A. Decrease 3 to 4 kVp

B. Increase 3 to 4 kVp.

C. Increase the mAs to change the kVp

D. No change needed

In what position should the hand be for an AP elbow projection?

A. True lateral

B. Supinated (palm up)

C. Pronated (palm down)

D. Lateral with Medial obliquity

How many carpal bones are found in the wrist?

A. 3

B. 27

C. 7

D. 8


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