Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

Inspiration

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, non-contrast imaging only is performed. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

Care kV (ref. kV 120)

Effective mAs

CareDose

Care Dose Reference mAs

147

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec.

Average Acquisition Time

4-6 sec.

Collimation

128 x 0.6 mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments:CareDose is used to reduce patient dose.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Thin Data

Lung

Slice Thickness

 3 mm

 0.75 mm

 3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3 mm

 0.5 mm

 3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

I40f

  I26f / B26f

I70f

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: IV contrast is not typically necessary for this exam.