Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

N/A

To include the clavicle through entire scapula

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: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle. IV contrast may be useful if a soft tissue mass or abscess is being evaluated.  

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10   sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: Caredose is used to both limit patient exposure and provide consistent image quality and noise levels.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Bone

Thin Data

Soft Tissue

Slice Thickness

2mm

0.75mm

2mm

Reconstruction Spacing

2mm

0.5mm

2mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B70f

B60f

B30f

Window Width and Level

410 / 10

1776 / 176

410 / 10

Reconstruction Comments:  Additionally a soft tissue thin data set is also performed using a 0.75mm x 0.5mm slices with a B20f algorithm.

 

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.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

N/A

To include the clavicle through entire scapula

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: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle. IV contrast may be useful if a soft tissue mass or abscess is being evaluated.  

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8-10   sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: Caredose is used to both limit patient exposure and provide consistent image quality and noise levels.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Bone

Thin Data

Soft Tissue

Slice Thickness

2mm

0.75mm

2mm

Reconstruction Spacing

2mm

0.5mm

2mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B70f

B60f

B30f

Window Width and Level

410 / 10

1776 / 176

410 / 10

Reconstruction Comments:  Additionally a soft tissue thin data set is also performed using a 0.75mm x 0.5mm slices with a B20f algorithm.

 

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.