Specific anatomic region Chest
Application PE study
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 100/ 200 / 0.33
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 0.75mm
Pitch 0.75mm
Kernel B20f smooth PE window
Reconstruction interval 0.5mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type 100-120 cc Visipaque 320
Injection rate 3-3.5cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 25-30 sec or test bolus
3D technique used N/A
Comment:
MPR or VRT may be helpful. Use InSpace and give it a try. I especially like the coronal MPR with a 3mm width.