Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationStage pancreatic mass (dual phase CT angio)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/125/.5 or 120/150/.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 sec/50 sec
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment:
For larger patients, one can adjust the mAs upward, but be careful not to change it enough to have it change the pitch.