Optimization of CT Protocol and Protocol Design: How We Do It Part 1
Optimization of CT Protocol and Protocol Design: How We Do It Part 2
Protocol Design in Abdominal CT
Post Test Questions
1. When scanning a patient for pancreatic cancer staging, which of the following protocols is appropriate?
2. What factor is most closely related to an increased incidence of contrast extravasation?
- Arterial and venous phase
- Non contrast, arterial and venous phase
- Venous and delayed phases
- Venous phase only
3. What patients typically don’t need to have their creatinine levels checked before a contrast enhanced CT?
- needle placed in the hand
- injection rate of 4cc/sec
- warming of the contrast pre-use
- 18 vs 20g needle in antecubital fossa
4. Regarding cardiac CT which statement is false?
- patients under the age of 30 years old
- patients with a solitary kidney
- patients over age 60
- patients with a history of well controlled diabetes
5. Which of the following is not an accepted application for dual energy CT?
- a calcium scoring study with an Agaston score of zero means normal coronary arteries
- cardiac CTA in the ER has a 99% negative predictive value for significant disease
- cardiac CTA can lead to a decrease in the number of negative coronary artery catheterizations
- cardiac CTA needs at least a 64 MDCT to achieve the success as published in the literature
- gout analysis
- automated bone removal
- virtual non-contrast CT
- virtual contrast enhanced CT