History:Pain, cancer, abscess, etc.
Surview:C4 (or above diaphragm for A/P) to lesser trochanters.
Oral Contrast :Routine per oral contrast order sheet.
BARIUM SULFATE IF "CONTRAST ALLERGY"
IV Contrast:100 mL Omni 3503 mL/sec. + 50 mL saline flush

Scan

CAP or AP:Start above apices (or diaphragm for A/P) and scan to lesser trochanters.
Delays :Start above diaphragm and scan to iliac crest.

 

BREATHING INSTRUCTIONS:Inspiration

 

ROUTINE NO IV Protocol:1) OMIT IV contrast
2) Give oral contrast if protocoled
3) Use CAP/AP settings
4) OMIT the Delayed phase

 

SINGLE PHASE Protocol:1) Give oral and IV as indicated
2) Use CAP/AP settings
3) OMIT the Delayed phase

 

Parameter Type :
CAP/APDelaysLarge Pts.
Thick/Incr.
4 @ 33 @ 35 @ 4
Kvp
120120140
mAs
250250300+
Resolution
Std.Std.Std.
Collimation
64 x 0.62564 x 0.62532 x 1.25
Pitch
0.9840.9840.969
Rotation Time
0.750.50.75
Scan FOV
400400500
Filter
BBA
iDose4 Level
iD-3iD-3iD-3
Scan Delay
60/70 sec.180 sec70 sec
Thin Section Recons
2 @ 12 @ 12 @ 1

 

Post Processing :MPR Coronal and Sagittal MPR PV phase 4 @ 3
PV/Delay
4 @ 3

 

Archiving:
2 @ 1
MPR 4 @ 3

 

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