Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationEvaluate pancreatitis (screening study)
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)5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15/6
Oral Contrast750 of either water or 3% Hypaque
IV Contrast Volume and Type100-120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)50 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
The only time we use arterial phase imaging in pancreatitis, is if we suspect a vascular complication, like a pseudoaneurysm.