Specific Anatomic Region Neck
Application R/O Jugular vein thrombosis
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/200/0.33
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 3 or .75
Pitch 0.9
Kernel 31
Reconstruction Interval 3 or .5
Image Order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral Contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type 100 cc of Omnipaque-350
Injection Rate 3 cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 40 to 50
3D technique used VRT
Comment:
Scanning too early can cause "pseudo-lesions." I recommend scanning from the arch through the base of the skull. MPR and coronal 3Ds with VRT are helpful.