Specific Anatomic RegionDiaphragm
ApplicationRupture/hernia
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication- (Lisa Reid)
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/120/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)3
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)2
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15.0/6
Oral Contrast500-750 cc of water 15 minutes prior to the study
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2-3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment:
In cases of suspected rupture, multiplanar images are ideal, especially in the sagittall plane.