Specific Anatomic RegionDiaphragm
ApplicationRupture/hernia
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100ml of Omnipaque-350
Area Scanned3-5cm above to 3-5cm below diaphragm
Scan Delay 40-50sec
Length of Spiral (time)25-35sec
Slice Thickness3-5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5-8mm/sec or a pitch of 1.6
Reconstruction Interval2-3mm
3D Technique UsedMultiplanar coronal and sagittal images
Comment: The multiplanar images are critical in difficult cases. The sagittal view is especially useful.