Specific Anatomic Region Chest
Application R/O Occupational Lung Disease (Silicosis/CWP)
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD and Paul Wheeler, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/150/0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 3-5
Pitch 0.9
Kernel 30 (soft tissue) and 80 (lung)
Reconstruction Interval 3
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 N/A
Comment:
The 3-5 mm sections through the chest at standard algorithms are followed by 9 0.75 mm thick HRCT scans at lung setting, evenly spaced through the upper and mid-lung zones.