Specific Anatomic RegionPelvis
ApplicationCervical cancer
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) / Pitch12.5/.5
Oral Contrast750-1000 cc of 3% Hypaque up to 2 hours prior to the study
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)50-60 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
Comments:
  • An optional protocol is to scan the abdomen as listed above, but to modify the pelvis protocol to 140/210/.5.
  • We are also now doing dual phase studies (30 and 60 sec) to see if this will improve staging of disease.