Specific Anatomic RegionBladder
ApplicationVirtual cystoscopy to stage bladder cancer/ follow up bladder cancer.  
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/165/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch6/6
  Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and Type300-400 cc of dilute Omnipaque-350 
  Injection RateSee below
  Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering w/endoscopy
The optimal study requires bladder distension, whether with water, air, or a dilute omnipaque solution. My best results are with positive contrast. The easiest technique is to inject 30 cc of omnipaque into a 500 ml bag of saline & drip it into the bladder under gravity.