Specific Anatomic RegionCommon bile duct
ApplicationDetection of choledocholithiasis
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)1-2
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral Contrast750 cc of water
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedN/A
This protocol is a very focused exam. Some articles have suggested using a biliary contrast agent, and then generate 3D images of the biliary tree.