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R/O appendicitis

SIEMENS SOMATOM SENSATION 64: Abdomen

Specific anatomic region Abdomen/pelvis
Application R/o appendicitis
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120 / 276/ 0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 3.0/5.0mm
Pitch 0.75
Kernel 30
Reconstruction interval 3.0/5.0mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast 1000 cc water or 3% Hypaque
IV contrast volume and type 100-120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection rate 3cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 60-70 sec
3D technique used MPR in select cases
Comment:
IN these cases we scan the abdomen as well as the pelvis to evaluate for appendicitis as well as processes that mimic appendicitis.