Specific Anatomic RegionAbdomen
ApplicationPediatric abdomen (general)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/80/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral Contrast 
IV Contrast Volume and Type2 cc/kg (under age 15)
Injection Rate1-2 cc/sec (IV access)
Scan Delay (sec)50 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
  • The interscan spacing of scan slice thickness with be adjusted to patient age, size, and clinical problem. Oral contrast-Age 5-12: 300-450 ml. Oral contrast-Age 12-15: 500-720 ml.
  • This is a low dose protocol.