Specific Anatomic Region Chest
Application Trauma
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/170/0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 3 and .75
Pitch 0.9
Kernel 30
Reconstruction Interval 3 and .5
Image Order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral Contrast Usually none (unless esophageal injury suspected)
IV contrast volume and type 100 cc of Omnipaque-350
Injection Rate 3 cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 25-30 sec
3D technique used VRT and MIP
Comment:
3D reconstruction of ribs and chest wall. Aorta and airway can all be done from this protocol.