Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

 Yes

N/A

 inspiration

Cranio-cervical junction to the T1 vertebra

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: IV contrast can be useful to evaluate swelling or abscess. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments: CareDose is successful in eliminating increased image noise in the shoulder region, specifically C6 and C7.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Thin Data

Bone

Slice Thickness

3mm

0.75mm

3mm

Reconstruction Spacing

3mm

0.5mm

3mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B30f

B60f

B70f

Window Width and Level

350 / 40

2500 / 500

2500 / 500

Reconstruction Comments: Coronal and sagittal reconstructions are performed aligned to the cervical vertebra.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non ionic

Contrast Volume

100ml

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

2-3ml / sec

Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary for this exam.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

 Yes

N/A

 inspiration

Cranio-cervical junction to the T1 vertebra

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: IV contrast can be useful to evaluate swelling or abscess. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

300

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec

Average Acquisition Time

8 sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

craniocaudal

Comments: CareDose is successful in eliminating increased image noise in the shoulder region, specifically C6 and C7.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Thin Data

Bone

Slice Thickness

3mm

0.75mm

3mm

Reconstruction Spacing

3mm

0.5mm

3mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B30f

B60f

B70f

Window Width and Level

350 / 40

2500 / 500

2500 / 500

Reconstruction Comments: Coronal and sagittal reconstructions are performed aligned to the cervical vertebra.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non ionic

Contrast Volume

100ml

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

2-3ml / sec

Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary for this exam.