Specific Anatomic RegionKidney
ApplicationFollow-up of known renal cancer
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/165/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)3-5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral Contrast750 cc of water
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2-3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
This requires either 1 or 2 phases of acquisition, depending on the clinical situation. Arterial phase imaging is key for evaluating the liver for vascular renal metastases.