Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

Inspiration

Carina through the apex of the heart

Arterial Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Venous Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Delayed Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Scan Comments: Flash spiral mode is used for calcium scoring on all patients with heart rates up to 70bpm. For patients with heart rates greater then 70bpm, prospective sequential imaging is used instead.  All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

120

Time (Rotation)

0.28 sec

Average Acquisition Time

0.53 sec

Collimation

128 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

3.4

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: Flash spiral mode is used on all patients with heart rates up to 70bpm. For patients with heart rates greater then 70bpm, prospective sequential imaging is used instead. 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Open Field

Lung

Slice Thickness

 3mm

 3mm

 3mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3mm

 3mm

 3mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

 B35f

 B30f

 B80f

Window Width and Level

 350/50

 410/10

 1600/-500

Reconstruction Comments: Additionally, an open field soft tissue thin data set is also performed using 0.75mm x 0.5mm slices with a B20f algorithm. The reconstruction field of view is limited to 33.2cm using the flash spiral scan mode.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

N/A

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: IV contrast is not necessary.