Specific anatomic region Chest (airway)
Application Airway (adult)
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120/ 200 / 0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 0.75
Pitch 0.9
Kernel B30f medium smooth
Reconstruction interval 0.5mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type N/A
Injection rate N/A
Scan delay (sec) N/A
3D technique used VRT / MIP / MPR
Comment:
  • IV contrast might be unnecessary to look at stent patency or airway patency. But for tumor staging it is mandatory.
  • For airway evaluation we routinely do 3D mapping. This is especially valuable with a stent present.