Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Arterial Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Venous Phase

Yes

60 sec

Inspiration

Abdomen to include dome of liver through pubic symphysis

Delayed Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Scan Comments: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

200

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

5 sec

Collimation

128 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: CareDose is used to reduce patient dose.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Thin Data

Lung

Slice Thickness

 3mm

 0.75mm

 3mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3mm

 0.5mm

 3mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

 B30f

 B20f

 B80f

Window Width and Level

 410/10

410/10

 1600/-500

Reconstruction Comments: Coronal and sagittal image reconstructions are also performed.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

 Non ionic

Contrast Volume

 120ml

Saline Flush

 N/A

Injection Rate

 2-3ml/sec

Oral Contrast

 Non ionic solution

Contrast Volume

 1000ml

Comments: Ideally, we like to wait 90 minutes after administering the oral contrast before scanning the patient; however, when administering both oral and IV contrast, 30 minutes works very well.