Specific anatomic region Peds neck
Application mass or abscess
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120/ 90 / 1.0
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 3mm and .75mm
Pitch 0.9
Kernel B30s medium smooth- Abdomen window
B70s very sharp- Bone
Reconstruction interval 3mm x 3mm ST and Bone
0.75mm x 0.5mm ST
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type Omnipaque 350
depends on weight (up to 2 cc/kg)
Injection rate 1.5cc/sec (depends on IV up to 2cc)
Scan delay (sec) Depends on patient
3D technique used Volume rendering
Comment:
Extension of scan into mediastinum may be necessary to define the full extent of the mass