Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

scan range to include kidneys only

Arterial Phase

Yes

bolus triggered

 inspiration

scan range from diaphragm through the public symphysis

Venous Phase

 No

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Delayed Phase

Yes

  5 min

 inspiration

 scan range to include kidneys through bladder

Scan Comments: Scan ranges are limited to a specific area of interest to avoid unnecessary patient dose. All Scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

10-12 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.  CareDose can be used to maintain image quality while lowering patient dose.  In addition, the dose can be lowered on noncontrast and delayed imaging to avoid unnecessary 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

3-5ml / sec

Oral Contrast

H2O

Contrast Volume

1000ml

Comments: Bolus tracking is used for arterial phase images using a trigger value of 200HU.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

 N/A

 inspiration

scan range to include kidneys only

Arterial Phase

Yes

bolus triggered

 inspiration

scan range from diaphragm through the public symphysis

Venous Phase

 No

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Delayed Phase

Yes

  5 min

 inspiration

 scan range to include kidneys through bladder

Scan Comments: Scan ranges are limited to a specific area of interest to avoid unnecessary patient dose. All Scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

10-12 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.  CareDose can be used to maintain image quality while lowering patient dose.  In addition, the dose can be lowered on noncontrast and delayed imaging to avoid unnecessary 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

3-5ml / sec

Oral Contrast

H2O

Contrast Volume

1000ml

Comments: Bolus tracking is used for arterial phase images using a trigger value of 200HU.