Specific Anatomic Region Pelvis
Application Pelvic mass or tumor staging
Author Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/Rotation time (sec) 120/300/0.37
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice Thickness (mm) 5, 3, or .75
Pitch 0.7
Kernel 30
Reconstruction Interval 5, 3, or .5
Image Order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral Contrast 1000 cc of Omnipaque solution or water
IV contrast volume and type 100-120 cc of Omnipaque-350
Injection Rate 3-4 cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 25-70 sec (depends on application)
3D technique used VRT with bone removal
Comment:
The application defines the protocol (i.e. stage bladder cancer, suspected pelvic abscess, pelvic bleed). In select cases, dual phase imaging is needed (vascular pathology). In select cases, rectal cases may also be of value.