Specific Anatomic RegionRenal arteries
ApplicationRenal artery stenosis evaluation
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/130/.5 or 120/165/.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 Type100-120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)25 sec
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment:
A potentially even better protocol that we will begin looking at is using .5 mm detector, and a slice thickness of .5 mm, and reconstructing at .5 mm. Scan parameters 120/130/.5.