Specific Anatomic RegionLung mass
ApplicationR/O AVM; evaluate AVM
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)30 sec
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment:
3D volume rendering is ideal to detect the presence of an AVM as well as define its feeding and draining vessels. Axial images alone are not enough in these cases.