Specific Anatomic RegionLiver
ApplicationCarcinoid tumor staging
AuthorPaulson EK et al.
Reference SourceRadiology 1998; 206:143-150
Scanner UsedGE HiSpeed Advantage
Injection Rate5ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type175ml Isovue 300
Area ScannedLiver
Scan Delay20sec HAP70sec PVP
Length of Spiral (time)~ 30sec
Slice Thickness7mm
Table Speed/Pitch1.5 pitch for HAP1.0 pitch for noncontrast and PVP
Reconstruction Interval7mm
3D Technique Used None
Comment:
  • the authors used three phases to optimize lesion detection in this hypervascular tumor.
  • on a Plus-4 I recommend a 5x8x5 protocol for all three phases. Scan the entire abdomen following the PVP.