Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationSuspected pulmonary embolism (optimal)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/100/.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 Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)25 sec
3D Technique UsedMPR & Volume rendering as needed
  • Will this technique solve inderterminate cases,or will the increased breathhold cause new problems?
  • Scanning from diaphragm upward is still preferred.