Specific Anatomic RegionHead
Routine sequence for trauma screening
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourceJHU protocol
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Sensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec) 120 / 400 / 1.0
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.75
Slice Thickness (mm) 4.5
Feed / Scan (mm) 9.0
Kernel H31ms
Increment (mm)N/A
Image Orderca-cr
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedN/A
Comment: -Contrast can be used as needed depending on the institution.
- Images can be reconstructed at .75 mm slice thickness and .5 intervals if trauma is suspected and potential fracture exists.