Specific Anatomic RegionLiver
ApplicationDifferential diagnosis of a liver mass
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)3
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 Rate3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec arterial & then delayed scans
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering in select cases
Comments:
This will require multiple phases of data acquisition which always include arterial and portal phase imaging. Additional delayed phase imaging may be helpful in cases of suspected cholangiocarcinoma.