Specific Anatomic RegionRenal arteries
ApplicationRenal artery stenosis evaluation in a transplanted kidney
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120 / 125 / .5 or 120/165/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)4 x 1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch6 / 6
Oral Contrast750 cc of water
Contrast Volume and Type100-120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3 ml / sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering supplemented by MIPS.
Comment:
Non contrast scans are first obtained to localize the renal aa. Anastomosis. Contrast volume can be reduced to 80 cc if the patient has borderline renal function.