Specific Anatomic RegionBone
ApplicationSuspected metastases (focused exam)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/130/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5 or 1
Slice Thickness (mm)3 or 1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)2 or 3 or 1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15/6 or 6/6
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering (as needed)
  • This is a specific bone study, and uses filter B20 for soft tissue of B60 for bone. Using both filters allows excellent imaging of both bone and the soft tissues.
  • In select cases or when 3D is needed 1 mm collimations and 1.25 slice thickness are used
  • IV contrast is used if associated soft tissue evaluation is needed