Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

 N/A

  N/A

 N/A

 N/A

Arterial Phase

 Yes

 Bolus Trigger

 inspiration

 Abdomen to include the liver through iliac crest.

Venous Phase

 Yes

 60sec

 inspiration

 Abdomen to include the liver through iliac crest.

Delayed Phase

  N/A

   N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Scan Comments:  All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

300

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 recons are performed. Additionally a coned down reconstructions is performed specifically over the pancreas.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

nonionic

Contrast Volume

120cc

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

3-5ml

Oral Contrast

H2O

Contrast Volume

1000ml

Comments:  Bolus triggering is used with a trigger of 200 HU. Adequate distention of the stomach with H2O is key to successfully visualizing the pancreatic head.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

 N/A

  N/A

 N/A

 N/A

Arterial Phase

 Yes

 Bolus Trigger

 inspiration

 Abdomen to include the liver through iliac crest.

Venous Phase

 Yes

 60sec

 inspiration

 Abdomen to include the liver through iliac crest.

Delayed Phase

  N/A

   N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Scan Comments:  All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

300

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 recons are performed. Additionally a coned down reconstructions is performed specifically over the pancreas.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

nonionic

Contrast Volume

120cc

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

3-5ml

Oral Contrast

H2O

Contrast Volume

1000ml

Comments:  Bolus triggering is used with a trigger of 200 HU. Adequate distention of the stomach with H2O is key to successfully visualizing the pancreatic head.