Specific anatomic region Abdomen/pelvis
Application R/o appendicitis
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120 / 276/ 0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 3.0/5.0mm
Pitch 0.75
Kernel 30
Reconstruction interval 3.0/5.0mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast 1000 cc water or 3% Hypaque
IV contrast volume and type 100-120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection rate 3cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 60-70 sec
3D technique used MPR in select cases
IN these cases we scan the abdomen as well as the pelvis to evaluate for appendicitis as well as processes that mimic appendicitis.