Specific anatomic region Foot/ankle
Application High detail of bone architecture- r/o osteomyelitis, r/o fracture, r/o nonunion (upper)
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120/ 200 / 1.0
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.3
Slice thickness (mm) .4
Pitch 1
Kernel 70 UHR
Reconstruction interval .2 mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast N/A
IV contrast volume and type as needed
Injection rate if used- 4 cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) variable
3D technique used VRT & MPR
Comment:
  • This uses the new Siemens Z-UHR detector array which provides .4mm slice thickness from .3mm collimation. It gives the best bone detail possible. (It uses 12 x .3mm acquisition.