Specific Anatomic RegionKidney
ApplicationEvaluate potential renal transplant donor
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/125/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)4x 1 (both phases)
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch6/6
Oral Contrast750 cc of water
IV Contrast Volume and Type150 ml of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 ml/sec
Scan Delay (sec)25 sec/55 sec for venous
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
  • This protocol results in near perfect CT/surgical correlation for the location of primary and accessory renal arteries.
  • A topogram is done at the end of the study to create "an IVP" to define the calyceal system.