Specific Anatomic RegionHeart
ApplicationCalcium scoring
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/149/.36 sec (partial rotation)
Detector Collimation (mm)4x 2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)3
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)3
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / PitchN/A- Sequential study
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedN/A
The key to this study is obtained data during diastole. This is a gated study which is key to its accuracy. The actual cardiac calcification scoring is a post processing function (See other section on cardiac CT).