Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

N/A

Limited to area of interest

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: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.  IV contrast may be useful if a soft tissue mass or abscess is being evaluated.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

200

Care Dose Reference mAs

200

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

12-14  sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: Caredose is used to limit patient exposure. 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Bone

Thin Data

Soft Tissue

Slice Thickness

3mm

0.75mm

5mm

Reconstruction Spacing

3mm

0.5mm

5mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B70s

B60s

B30s

Window Width and Level

1776 / 176

1776 / 176

410 / 10

Reconstruction Comments:  Additionally a soft tissue thin data set is also performed using a 0.75mm x 0.5mm slices with a B20s algorithm.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non Ionic

Contrast Volume

80ml

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

2-3ml/sec

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary however if warranted we use the above protocol.

 

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Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

N/A

Limited to area of interest

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: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.  IV contrast may be useful if a soft tissue mass or abscess is being evaluated.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

200

Care Dose Reference mAs

200

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

12-14  sec

Collimation

64 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: Caredose is used to limit patient exposure. 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Bone

Thin Data

Soft Tissue

Slice Thickness

3mm

0.75mm

5mm

Reconstruction Spacing

3mm

0.5mm

5mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

B70s

B60s

B30s

Window Width and Level

1776 / 176

1776 / 176

410 / 10

Reconstruction Comments:  Additionally a soft tissue thin data set is also performed using a 0.75mm x 0.5mm slices with a B20s algorithm.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non Ionic

Contrast Volume

80ml

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

2-3ml/sec

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary however if warranted we use the above protocol.