Specific Anatomic RegionCervical spine
ApplicationTrauma-extent of injury
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/200/1
Detector Collimation (mm)1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch3/3
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedMPR and Volume rendering (as needed)
This is a detailed exam, and not a screening study to replace plain x-rays. Usually either plain film findings, or the mode of injury dictate this exam.