Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationSuspected pulmonary embolism (classic)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/100/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)3
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)2
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15/6
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec
3D Technique UsedMPR or volume rendering in select cases
This matches the classic technique used with single detector CT. A combination of 1 mm slice thickness of collimation may be considered for PE & is under investigation.