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Everything you need to know about Computed Tomography (CT) & CT Scanning

MDCT of the Spleen: Protocols

Specific Anatomic RegionSpleen
ApplicationR/O splenic lesion
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedMDCT 64 MDCT 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec)120 kV / 250 / .33120 kV/ 225 eff. mAs / 0.5 sec
Detector Collimation (mm)  0.6 mm  0.75 mm
Slice Thickness (mm) 0.75 mm  0.75 mm
Feed / Rotation (mm) N/A 12.0 mm
KernelB20B30f medium smooth
Increment (mm)

0.5 mm

0.75 mm x 0.5 mm (3D)

5 mm x 5mm (filming)

Image Ordercraniocaudal
Oral Contrastwater 1000 cc
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3.0-3.5 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)

Arterial: 25-30 sec

Venous: 20 sec additional (50-60 sec)

3D Technique Used

VRT as needed


Comment: -Occasionally delayed scans at 4-5 minutes may be useful.


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