Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

Lung apices through the diaphragm to include adrenal glands

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: This is a low radiation dose protocol that is used for screening purposes.   All scans are performed using the ALARA principle

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

100

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

100

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments: 100 kVp is used with a reduced quality ref mAs to minimize 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 performed.

 

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 routinely necessary for this study.

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

Lung apices through the diaphragm to include adrenal glands

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: This is a low radiation dose protocol that is used for screening purposes.   All scans are performed using the ALARA principle

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

100

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

100

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments: 100 kVp is used with a reduced quality ref mAs to minimize 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 performed.

 

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 routinely necessary for this study.