Specific Anatomic RegionLiver
ApplicationEvaluate hepatic arterial anatomy for liver transplant (recipient)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/125/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)1
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 Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)25-30 sec (arterial) /50-60 sec (venous)
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Dual phase imaging is used to exclude an occult hepatoma as well as to create a vascular map.