Specific anatomic region Cardiac Low HR (Heart Rate) .37
Application Coronary Arteries - coronary artery disease
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120/ 850 / .37
Detector Collimation (mm) .6
Slice thickness (mm) .75
Pitch .18
Kernel B20
Reconstruction interval .4
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type 80 cc Visipaque 320 / 40 cc saline
Injection rate 4cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) Test bolus + 6 sec handling time
3D technique used VRT/MIP
Comment:
An ideal heart rate for cardiac CT is 60-65 BPM and if too slow can be an issue as well.