Specific Anatomic RegionAbdomen
ApplicationTrauma (detailed)
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)5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral Contrast750-1000 cc of 3% Hypaque
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)50 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
Comments:
  • Delayed scans at 3 minutes can be done through the kidney and bladder, to allow for opacification of the renal pelvis and distension of the bladder.
  • Bladder trauma is most accurately evaluated with a dedicated CT cystogram.