Specific anatomic region Abdomen/Pelvis
Application Trauma
Author Elliot K Fishman, MD
Reference Source JHU Protocol
Scanner Used Siemens Sensation 64
KV/Effective mAs/ Rotation time (sec) 120 / 250/ 0.33
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.6
Slice thickness (mm) 3-5mm
Pitch 0.7
Kernel 30
Reconstruction interval 3-5mm
Image order (acquisition) Cr-ca
Oral contrast 1000 cc water or Omnipaque-350 in water (100cc of Omnipaque-350 in one gallon of water)
IV contrast volume and type 100-120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection rate 3cc/sec
Scan delay (sec) 30-60 sec & 5 minutes
3D technique used as needed
Comment:
  • Scan delay may be shortened to look for active bleeding.
  • Delayed scans at 5 minutes are needed to exclude contrast extravasation from the kidney or bladder.