Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationStage lymphoma
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KVP / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/100/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)4 x 2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15/6
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeOmnipaque 350 (100-120 ml)
Injection Rate2 ml/sec
Scan Delay (sec)50 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
When you scan a chest alone, one can actually use a classic chest KVP/mAs or 140/120. However, when scanning a chest and abdomen in a single study, use the abdomen protocol of 120/165. This will give better quality images of organs like the liver.