Specific Anatomic RegionBladder
ApplicationTCC Staging
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/165/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)3
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)3 or 5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 ml of Omnipaque-350 
  Injection Rate2-3 ml
  Scan Delay (sec)50-60 sec.
3D Technique UsedVirtual imaging
Comments:
  • If the patient is larger, then choose the pelvis specific protocol, which has a higher mAs (200) as well as a special filter to reduce artifact related to bony structures.
  • Distention of the bladder with contrast is valuable in determining the presence of a bladder lesion. Use a CT cytography protocol.