diaphragm through pubic symphysis
diaphragm through iliac crest
kidneys through bladder
Scan Comments: Scan ranges are limited to a specific area of interest to avoid unnecessary patient dose. Dual energy post processing software can be used to eliminate the need for acquiring noncontrast images. Dual energy is used only for the arterial phase images in order to reduce the number of images generated for each study. Single energy is used for all other phases. For specific technical parameters, see the single energy kidney mass protocol. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle. A 3D Post Processing is performed with this protocol.
Care Dose Reference mAs
Average Acquisition Time
32 x 0.6mm
Comments: Images are acquired using 100 / 140 kVp setting with a Sn filter. CareDose 4D is used to significantly reduce patient exposure. The pitch value should remain below 1.0 to reduce any artifacts during post processing.
Window Width and Level
Reconstruction Comments: Coronal and sagittal image reconstructions are also performed.
Comments: Bolus tracking is performed off the abdominal aorta using a 230 HU trigger setting