Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

scan range to include both kidneys through bladder

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: Routinely noncontrast imaging is only performed. All Scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

225

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments:  The Effective mAs is adjusted based on a patient’s body habitus.  In addition, CareDose can be used to maintain image quality while lowering 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

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

N/A

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: Contrast is not routinely necessary.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

scan range to include both kidneys through bladder

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: Routinely noncontrast imaging is only performed. All Scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

225

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments:  The Effective mAs is adjusted based on a patient’s body habitus.  In addition, CareDose can be used to maintain image quality while lowering 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

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

N/A

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: Contrast is not routinely necessary.