Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationPancreatitis
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec)120 kV/ 225 eff. mAs / 0.5 sec
Detector Collimation (mm)  0.75 mm or 1.5 mm
Slice Thickness (mm)  0.75 mm or 2 mm
Feed / Rotation (mm)  12.0 mm or 24.0 mm
Kernel  B30f medium smooth
Increment (mm)0.75 mm x 0.5 mm (3D) 3mm x 3mm (routine) 5 mm x 5mm (filming)
Image Ordercraniocaudal
Oral Contrastwater (1000 cc)
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3.0-3.5 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)Arterial: 25-30 sec Venous: 50-60 sec
3D Technique UsedVRT and MIP  
Comment: -Arterial phase imaging is usually reserved for cases of suspected bleed due to aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm. In most cases venous phase alone is adequate.